School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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Rumours of the Island

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 276

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Rumours of the Island

I
And now my people take my advice,
And on it in future think
For as sure as you're here once or twice
Gearóid on his steed will slink.
II
Once in seven years he trods about
On his capall bán of the golden shoes
Dressed like a like; or an ordinary scout
Spying the swimmers he is about to choose
III
Although Cromwells curse has sent him to Hell,
His duty will ne'er be fulfilled
Until under the Lake an army will dwell
The number the Gaels dead

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