School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 161

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 161

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Corderay
  2. XML Page 161
  3. XML “The Coillte Races”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Coille is a townland adjoining Derrentunney one of our townlands. It is north west of Corderay and separated from Leitrim County by the Shannon.
    Come to the races won't you come
    To see the boats and horses run
    If you do you'll have good[?] fun
    The day of the Coillte races.
    We'll have all the boys along the Shannon
    Some of them sitting and more of them standing
    Myself and a son of Bessie Mannion
    At the Coillte Races
    We'll have all the boys of Aughafen
    Peter Kate and Johnny Flynn
    I and a boy called Larry Glynn
    At the Coillte Races
    We'll have all the boys round for a mile
    We'll have Jimbo Shanley and Hughgo Coyle
    And a sporting boy called Willie Doyle
    At the Coillte Races
    Says Bartley Duignan I'll go there
    And upon my word I'll bring my mare
    She's sure to win if she gets fair play
    At the Coillte Races
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    Seán Ó Céilleachair