School: Coillte Clochair (B.) (roll number 1649)

Location:
Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Gallchobhair

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Ode to My Country, 1881-1912

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0195, Page 014

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Oh, weep not though each bitter thought My Country!
With agonising woes is fraught!
My Country! Oh my Country!
Dungeon, sword and flame are nought,
When freedom for our Isle is sought,
And with thy woes thy Freedom's bought,
My Country! oh, my Country!
Sad and dear, yet nobly wrought
Oh my Country!

For with clouds of smoke and flame,
My Country!
That from thy burning homesteads came,
My Country! oh my Country!
Heavenwards soared thy tyrant's shame,
That Heavenly Justice shall disclaim, --
That sheds a lustre on thy name,
My Country! oh my Country!
Cries of anger and despair
Oh! my country!
From thy children rent the air
My Country! oh my Country!
Through the roof trees sickning flare, and the torche's fiery glare

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Collector
John Mc Govern
Gender
male
Informant
William Collum
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Occupation
carpenter
Language
English