School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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Local Poets

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 206

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In this district, there were a few poets. The names of them are Mickey Mc Laughlin, Tullynavin, Dan Doherty, Carricmaquigley and John Greene Drunghill.
Mickey McLaughlin was known as "Mickey the painter." The most common of the songs that they made were the " Home Rule Bill ", " The Ball in the Broagh, " and " The Mountain dew."
The following song was made on " Home Rule Bill " by John Greene.
1
" Home Rule Bill "
This Home Rule Bill upon Drung hill.
Has caused an awful scene.
Quite a lot has signed against it.
They do not want a parliament in College Green.
2
" Willie Beauty " was the first to

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Collector
Margaret J. Breslin
Gender
female
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Sarah Breslin
Gender
female
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Language
English