School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 241

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I thought I would have fainted that evening in the dock.
The judge donned his black cap and thus to me did say,

Of your husband David Buchanan you took his life away
On the 23rd August in Derry jail you’ll die,
May the Lord have mercy on your soul,
and kind Christians for you pray.

Old Songs

The savage loves his native shore,

Song composed about an Irishman.


The savage loves his native shore,
though rude the soil and chill the air.
Then well may Erin’s sons adore, their isle which nature formed so fair.
What floods reflects a shore so sweet, as Shannon’s great or pastoral Bann.
Or who a friend or foe can meet, so generous as an Irishman.
His hand is harsh, his heart is warm, but honesty is still his guide, none more repents a deed of harm,
And none forgives with nobler pride.
He may be jubed, but wont be dared,
more fit to practise than to plan,
he dearly earns his poor reward, and spends it like an Irishman.
If strange or poor, for you he’ll pay,
and guide to where you safe may be

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