School: Presentation Brothers' School, Cóbh

Location:
Cóbh, Co. Cork
Teacher:
An Bráthair Ó Doghair

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A Historic Note

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0385, Page 414

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A Historic Note
There is an old man living out on the Tea road. That man was a Fenian. This piece of verse was made about that man.
I
Thirty thousand men on horse-back
Surrounded a cottage on the hill
And shouted come out Moscow Milerick or we'll blow your cottage in.
II
He was a gallant fighter
And surrender he would not
They then tried to capture him
But a burst of firing was all the got
Because Moscow had a family and guns they had also got.
John O'Donovan
18 Midleton Stree
Cobh
Co. Cork

Collector
John O' Donovan
Gender
male
Address
Cóbh, Co. Cork
Language
English