School: Béal an Átha Móir (B.)

Location:
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seán Ó Heslin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0225, Page 190

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Farewell I must cross o'er the foaming Atlantic,
To the land of a stranger , an exile to roam
Far away from the green hills,
The lakes, and the wild woods
Of my sweet Co. Leitrim,
My own native home,
Where the lordly bright Shannon,
The prince of our rivers, runs ripling along over woodland and ?
After forming the lakes of Binbo Derg and Bofin,
It smiles and runs onwards to join with the sea.

II.
Farewell to the shores of the mighty Lough Allen,
Your waters reflecting a heavenly blue,
Whilst the mountains arise like bright spears in the distance,
A scene for the tourist,
Most charming to view.
III.
Then there is great Sliabh-an-larainn
So tall and majestic,
And famed Bencroy, Glenfarne, and Doon,
Weird Mullaghusk, lofty Benbo, and Lacka

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Collector
Willie Farrell
Gender
male
Address
Stradermot, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Phil Mc Goohan
Gender
male
Occupation
weaver
Address
Aghoo, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Mr Thomas Creamer
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Language
English