School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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A New Year's Song

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 220

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A New Year's Song which was composed about a dream which one Irish Exile had during a period of ten years in a foreign country.

I
It is ten weary years since I left Ireland's shore.
In a far distant country to roam.
How I long to return to my own native land,
To my friends and the old folks at home
Last night as I slumbered I had a strange dream,
One that seemed to bring distant friends near.
I dreamt of old Ireland, the land of my birth.
To the heart of her sons ever dear.
II
I saw the old homestead and faces I love,
I saw Ireland's fair valleys and dells,
I listened with joy as I did when a boy

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Collector
Sadie Maria Long
Gender
female
Address
1419863
Informant
Patrick Long
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
67
Address
1419863
Language
English