School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Old Poems

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 202

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The following poem was composed by a Mr. Mac Glinchey about the twelth[sic] of July 1898, when the “Orangemen” were going to open a new hall. The name of this poem is the “Big Twelth”.
It was on the twelth[sic] day of July
as you may understand
these orange knights they did unite
with flags and orange bands
to walk our town both up and down
and open their new hall
and walk in grand procession
Through the town of Donegal.
II
Up from Strabane these orange clan
Sent word to us all round
They called us to surrender
Or they would toss our town
Their cry was “Papists” stand aside

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Collector
Danny Meehan
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English