School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. A. Nic Fhionnlaoich, An tSr. M. Beinín

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Old Irish Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 236

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God the branch, God the flower. God be with me at my last hour.
As I lay down this night to sleep, I give my soul to God to keep, If any evil touches me, Oh Blessed Lady wake.
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God bless the bed, God bless the flower, And God bless me, In my last hour. To be said three times in bed at night.
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Four Great Angels around my bed, Two at the foot and two at the head, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, Guard the bed that I lie on. To be said in bed at night.
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Dear Angel keep me near thee, Beneath thy snow-white wing, And guard me form the evil ones, And teach me holy things. To be said night and morning.
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Ere I lie down to sleep, I give my soul to God to take, And If I die before I wake, I pray that God my soul will keep. To be said in bed at night.

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Age
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Address
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Language
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