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 213

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Sweet vale of the Eske, oh, how sweetly I
Love thee,
When the sun in its glory sinks low in the
west,
And the dewdrops like tears from the blue
sky above thee
Are falling to water the flowers on the thy breast.
With what magical power thy enchantments
have bound
With what calmest of feeling they mellow
my heart,
As I dreamingly gazed on the scenen[sic] all
around me
Unto I, like thy daylight, seened both to
depart
I have stood by they lake, when the first
light of morn
Stole down o're its waters so placid and still,

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Collector
Shaun Mac Intyre
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English