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

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

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Old Poem - O'Donnell's Road

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 216

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Where flows the Eske from lake
to sea
By wooded bank and flowery
glade,
'Neath many a berried holly tree
By sheltered nook and silent shade
'Tis there O'Donnell's castle stands,
Beneath whose walls the waters
glide
O'er rugged beds of rocks and sands
To mingle with the saline tide
II
'Twas there O'Donnell held his
court
A prouder man than he I trow
Ne'er wrelded[sic] in war or sport

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