School: Más an Easa (B.) (roll number 14775)

Location:
Masiness, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Prionnseas Mac Carraigh

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Turlough Óg O Boyle and Aileen Mc Sweeney

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1075, Page 149

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Wild are thy hills, O Donegal, that growing darkly rise
As if to greet the mist that falls upon them from the skies;
Dark, dark thy hills and darker still thy mountain torrents flow,
But darker still Maolmuire's heart in his Castle Hall at Doe.

Stout are thy oaks, O Donegal, and straight thy ashen tree,
And swift and strong thy sons so tall thy country's pride to see;
But oak or ash or young men all that sprung from Irish soil,
Were not more stout, swift, straight and tall than the chief of Clan O'Boyle.

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Collector
Colum Ua Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Informant
Niall Mac Giolla Bhríghde
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Address
Creeslough, Co. Donegal
Language
English