School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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Mulroy Bay

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 171

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Mulroy Bay.
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When the golden sun was setting far behind the ocean blue,
The silvery moon was rising
O'er the hills of glistening hue,
I often dream of Erin,
And my friends now far away.
And the bonny purple heather
Near the banks of Mulroy Bay.
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Oh that little old thatched cottage,
With its door so neat and small,
As it nestled in the valley,
Mids't the hills of Donegal,
Of the day he sailed from Erin
And that morning dark and grey,
When I bade farewell to Mary,
On the banks of Mulroy Bay.
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I will oftimes dream of mother,
Sitting near the cottage door,
My sisters and my brothers
As they wander round the shore,
On a bonny Summer's evening
In that dear land far away,
And the fishing boats that anchor,
Near the banks of Mulroy Bay.

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Collector
Thomas Gallagher
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Language
English