School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Location:
Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 036

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To die on the gallows tree
No better I deserved
Near Tully I was born
For that was my native place
And I never thought I would have brought
My parents to disgrace.
My name is William Healy
And my age is twenty-one
I never ingured and man
Nor never did a wrong.
Until this cruel murder
I have done most barboursly
Good christians age be satisfied
To live in poverty.
Now wheras Im going to part this life
Its one request I crave to shun all evil company
And to pledge for to adore
Lord God he will protect me and for evermore.