School: Inch Island

Location:
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig S. Mac Fhinn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 99

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Local Song

It was in the month of August

It was in the month of August
as you shall quickly hear.
The Mary and her gallant crew
to Rathmullen town did steer.
The weather it been stormy, the wind it turned blue.
But undaunted went the Mary
as she bore her Gallont crew
She was pulled by Edward
Gallagher who was one of the crew
Also by John Doherty and brave James Hangan too.
She was pulled by Tommy Hegarty
who was a boatman brave.
And William took the helm
to steer her over the wave.
And brave James Brown among the rest.
I honour him in my song.
He did encorage those heroes
and cheered them all along.

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Collector
Hugh Mac Ginley
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick Green
Gender
male
Age
81
Address
Castlequarter, Co. Donegal
Language
English