School: An Clochar, Banada (roll number 11887)

Location:
Banada, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
An tSr M. de Lellis

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Song of Banada

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0173, Page 177

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I
There is a place I love so dear
as no one yet can tell.
Banada is the nicest spot that I always
love so well.
Where in childhood days I worked
with joy when in my youth and prime
But alas: I had to turn my back
and face a foreign clime.

2nd.
When I went to Tubber Station
the tears came freely down.
My heart felt sad and lonely till
I landed in Queenstown
My youthful days I did recall to
my heart they had clung.
As oft, I watched the jet Black
crows as they fed their little young.
3
To stand at the bridge in Banada
that spans the River Moy.

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Collector
John Kivlehan
Gender
male
Address
Banada, Co. Sligo
Informant
Bridget Ryan
Gender
female
Address
Tullymoy, Co. Sligo
Language
English