School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair

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The Drowning on Lough Allen

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 156

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On the second day of April 1831
Being on a Good Friday at the rising of the sun
Our neighbours going to the market town.
Came flocking to the shore
And fourteen of that number returned there no more
Between Rossbeg and Corry point
We hoisted up our soil
And if the wind blew from the west
We would have a pleasant gale
Going in a row from Harbour
Johnny to her did say
Be quick and make your market
Early in the day
They all agreed to sail at three
And go along the shore
They all agreed as you may see
And Johnny said no more
At seven oclock that evening they all agreed to go
And Johnny to the helm the other three to row
And Jerry Corrigan and M[?] [?]
were two young lads
And eight young females made the other half a score

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Seán Ó Céilleachair