School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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In Dear Old Meenadreen

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 321

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I.
“As the sun goes down in the western skies
I sit by my shady door.
I think of those far over the sea
Perhaps I may see no more.
I think of the childish pastimes.
But youth seems now a dream.
As in fancy I roam
By my fathers home
In dear old Meenadreen.

II.
Right do I remember
When I was but a boy
How I’d herd the flock ‘round Doherty’s rock
My heart was filled with joy.

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Collector
Margaret Gillespie
Gender
female
Age
13
Informant
John Gillespie
Gender
male
Address
Loughcuill, Co. Donegal
Language
English