School: Cullen, Tiobraid Árann (roll number 7245)

Location:
Cullen, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Seosamh Mainséal

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True Story - Caoineadh

A cousin of mine (Eileen Hannigan) was drowned at the age of three in the Colligan River near Dungarvan....

A cousin of mine (Eileen Hannigan) was drowned at the age of three in the Colligan River near Dungarvan. Her own grandmother composed the following Caoine in the connection. She was found by a boy who was fishing. His hook stuck in her, and he thought it was a salmon. James Wall was the name of the boy who found her:-
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"A Shéamuis de Bhal, grádh mo chroidhe tú
Is tú thug ar phort na h-abann
An breac gan cuimhneamh
Ni breac fairre na breac abhann ach breac tire
Eibhlín na bacaille báine nár ghád a cíoradh
Eibhlin óg! Agus is óg a bhí tú. Eibhlín óg is gleó mo chroidhe tú.

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Informant
P. Desmond
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Cullen, Co. Tipperary
Language
mixed
Location
Colligan River