School: Gortermone

Location:
Gortermone, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Mrs A. O' Reilly

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0229, Page 284

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You catholics both young and old, I hope you will attend.

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You catholics both young and old, I hope you will attend.
Excuse my feeble study while those feeling lines I pen,
Concerning this Lord Leitrim may vengeance on him frown,
He seized upon our holy Church near hand to Mohill town.
'Twas on the 26th of June, 'twas an awful day.
Both House and foot assembled there our rights to take away,
To take possession of our church also he did not fare.
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It leaves our parish homes in grief their
tears they can't conseal,
The army stood both rank and file to
keep the mob away.
The sheriff came to our priest, and asked
him for the key,
He said "this Holy Temple we never will
for this shall be the House of God until
the end of time".
"It's full of rath and anger" the sheriff

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