School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair

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St Bouy built his Church on Inch Island

St Bouy built his church on Inch Island
He blessed it and saw it was good
On Corry not far from dry land
The Forde's noble castle once stood.
On Corry and Chample na gladda adieu
All ruined by Hamilton bradach
in the year 1642
Farther north and a little bit higher
At the base of the mountains green slope
The home of brave Father McGuire
The [?] of Greggor and Pope
Father still in that very direction
The old Castle walls Drumahaw
Where O'Rourke long afforded protection
To the gallant O'Sullivan Beare

Here west lies the Arigna valley
Its charms my pen cannot tell
And only three miles from the valley
Lies the station of famed Lassair well
By St Lassair blessed who'll deny it
Just at the sixth century's close
And in the old chapel hard by it
O Carollan's relics repose

Seán Ó Céilleachair