School: Gleann Beithe

Location:
Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Nóra, Bean Uí Fhoghludha

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The Moonlighters of Glenbeigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0473, Page 510

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The Moonlighters of Glenbeigh

Ainm an Aithriseora:
A Seoladh: Cúl Ruadh, Gleann Beithe
A Aois: 75 bl.

As the evening sun was setting
By Rossbeighs lovely shore.
All things were quiet and silent except the billows roar.
Some manly hearts were throbbing their joy and bosom fell.
They were told by Captain Moonlight that night they should be drilled.
11.
Some twenty men got ready and we got a few men more.
As the moon shone bright and clear
we marched by forty four.
If you had to see those

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Collector
Gobhnait Nich Mhathghamhna
Gender
female
Address
Coolroe Lower, Co. Kerry
Informant
(name not given)
Age
75
Address
Coolroe Lower, Co. Kerry
Language
English