School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Old Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 539

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Here I lay down to sleep,
To God I give my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take.
If any evil passes by
O blessed Lady awaken me.
There are four corners on this bed,
There are four Angels on them spread.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless this bed that I lie on.
God bless it within and God bless it without
God bless the house all round about,
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take.

Collector
James Hickey
Gender
male
Address
Cloran Old, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Ryan
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Cloran Old, Co. Tipperary
Language
English