School: Leac Dhearg (Lickerrig)

Lickerrig, Co. Galway
Séamus Ó Dubhda
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0034, Page 0026

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    Come all ye brave young Irishmen and listen to my song.
    A verse or two I'll sing to you and I wont detain you long.
    The boys of Kilconieran so manfully did go
    And drove Mac Donald's cattle from the lands of Gamahoe
    The bridge it was blockaded by the forces of the crown
    The sergeant said "Stand back, my boys, this bridge ye wont
    The bullets they came whizzing, from where we did not know
    But they made Sergeant Fahy surrender the Bridge of Gamahoe
    Then out spoke Private Reynolds, a man of courage bold
    Saying "Sergeant dear surrender for this bridge we came
    The sergeant said "Cease fire my boys and the we will be let go
    And drive the cattle peacefully from the lands of Gamahoe
    The cattle were then collected and put out upon the road
    Driven clear out of the land we wanted as our own
    The police then went in search of them I want to let you
    For they are now assistant herdsmen on the lands of Gamahoe
    The Connolleys were arrested and lodged in Galway gaol
    They gave no information and the crown would give no [?]
    To the prison cell - that earthly hell, they manfully did go
    For driving MacDonalds' cattle from the lands of Gamahoe
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    Patrick Ryan
    Caherhenryhoe, Co. Galway