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Gortermone, Co. Leitrim
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A Local Incident of about the Year 1900

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0229, Page 217

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A local incident of about the year 1900 composed by James McEntire resident of Beghamore and still living in U.S.A.

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You sports men near and far away
Attend a while to what I say
In those few lines I will make known
What happened here in Gortermone
On Christmas day when all mankind
To love each other were inclined,
And spend that day in joy and mirth
To celebrate our Saviour’s Birth.
James Mc Cabe took out his gun to
spend the in peace and fun
and straight way for Tully Lough did go
which nearly proved his overthrow
for on his way he did pass by
a man he knew to be a spy.
Who asked him in King Edward’s name
What leave had he to shoot the game
He says I’ll make you suffer sore
As I have often tried before
Edward Kavanagh is my name
I’m sure full well you know that name
Who never did deny the truth

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Mrs A. O' Reilly