School: Naomh Pádraig, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 14359)

Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Eoghan Ó Gallchobhair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 73

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It happened Sean was close by the fire,
And heard the General this language use,
Which caused him quickly to retire,
For he had little time to use.

The eve approached, the party started,
Full fifteen miles was their journey yet,
But soon the boasters were proved fainthearted,
As Shaun alone he then beset.
The place he chose for his act so daring:
A risky venture to stop their course:
Was a deep glen where each sound alarming
Through the woods and caverns re-echoed hoarse.
On the came right gallantly, fearless of danger,
Within the depths of this woody glen,
Then they were surprised by the mighty ranger,
With shots as if from a hundred men.
Imagination, impelled by terror,
So paralysed them; they couldn't move,
Shaun caused the one to pinion the other,
While he the General bound "for love".

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