School: Clanna Caoilte (B.) (roll number 12286)

Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Ss. Ó Síthe

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sacrifice, then will the memory of Brigadier Charlie Hurley patriot and leader; he suitably enshrined and handed on to future generations as an example of all that was best in the Volunteers movement of our times. This tribute cannot be close in any more fitting manner than by a verse of a ballad written by his friend and comrade, Sean Buckley –

“In the lonely graveyard of Clogagh he sleeps his last long sleep,
But in our homes throughout West Cork, his memory we will keep,
And teach our youth his love of truth, his scorn of wrong and fear,
And teach them, too, to love our land as did our Brigadier.”
From “The Kerryman” Xmas 1937.