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 242

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If you're his guest, while e'er you stay,
his cottage holds a jubilee, his inmost soul he will unlock,

And if he may your secrets scan, your confidence he scorns to mock,
For faithful is an Irishman.

Sadie Maria Long
Strarodden,
Gleneely.
Songs obtained from -
George McCandles,
Gleneely.

Lines written on witnessing the remains of an Irish emigrant consigned to the deep.


The foaming waves, the exiles grave
No burial rites beseeming:
Nor book, nor bell, nor shroud, nor shell,
Nor eyes of sorrow streaming!

As o'er the side, the planks doth slide
The corpse is seen descending.
The hammock round the body wound,
His comrades o'er it bending.

And one short prayer is uttered there,

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Collector
Sadie Maria Long
Gender
female
Address
1419863
Informant
John M. Doherty
Gender
male
Age
56
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English