School: Dromiskin (B.), Dundalk (roll number 837)

Location:
Dromiskin, Co. Louth
Teacher:
Jas. Morgan

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The Emigrant's Farewall

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0666, Page 043

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The Emigrant's Farewell.

The following poem was composed by Wm. Hynes,
Pioneer Cottage, Dromiskin. Hynes who is still living
is an ex-Boer War veteran. The fact that his
son Finbar and his daughter Eileen found it
necessary to depart to the U.S.A. is supposed to
have inspired him in his efforts to portray the feelings
of this Dromiskin emigrant on embarking.
"Eight Bells" rang out, on the bridge of
the Baltic.
As the ship, Bears away; from the
famed Cove of Cork.
The white sprays dash high, from the
bows of the Liner
As she cleaves through the waves, for
the Port of New York.
Amid the vast throng, on the deck
of the Baltic
A fair Irish boy, is standing alone.
His sad wistful gaze, on the

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