School: Bealach (roll number 5811)

Location:
Ballagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Daltúin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0258, Page 141

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Roscommon. The following long ballad attributes the accident to the fairies Simon Hanly Simon Tonry and Dun Bingham.

Roscommon. The following long ballad attributes the accident to the fairies Simon Hanly Simon Tonry and Dun Bingham. The Wreck of the Ferry Boat.
Sean Hanly from Kilteevan came,
The day before the fair,
And with him came his 'better part'
To help him sell their ware.

A man of prophecy he was,
A cooper he by trade;
And with his dame he brings along
The ware which they had made.
He had barrels, casks and hogsheads,
And Churns not a few
He had hoops and coolirs naggins, pails
And churn dashes too.
In Dominic Martins they put up
A friend of theirs of yore,
Intending by the ferry-boat,
Next morning to pass o'er

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