School: St. Brendan's (C.), Blennerville

Blennerville, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 026

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  1. In Dublin town I was brought up.
    The city of great fame.
    My parents reared me tenderly
    And many know the same.
    I been a bold united boy,
    I was forced to cross the seas.
    For seven long years in our new south wales
    To wear the convict chains.
    I was no longer than six months
    Upon the Australian shore.
    I turned out a Fenian boy
    As I often did before.
    Michael O' Mara from yonder woods
    And captain Mackey too.
    They were the chief assocaites
    Of bold O'Donoghue
    O'Donoghue was taken
    For a most glorious crime
    His sentence was to be hung
    Upon the gallows high when he came to
    Sydney jail.
    He bid them all adieu.
    When the master came to call the rolls
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Kitty Tangney
    Curragraigue, Co. Kerry