School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Rose of Meegan's Hill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 253

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(The "Bard" Mac Enaney of [?])

One evening fine as I did recline,
By the deck upon the grass,
I saw by chance the belle of the dance,
A beautiful country lass,
She danced so neat to the time so sweet.
Forget her I never will,
Her matchless grace and lovely face.
The rose of Meegan's hill,
Her two blue eyes like the Irish skies,
Her wealth of golden hair,
Her figure so like the young ash tree,
That is growing over there,
By the garden hedge which I allege,
That kisses the running rill
Which is not more pure I am certain sure,
Than the rose of Meegan's hill,
Why about those parts
She has broken all hearts
With her captavating smile,
She is so nice that she does entice
The young boys that plough the soil
To mention her name sure she might blame,
So guess it you must and will,
She is darly seen near Inniskeen,
She the rose of Meegan's hill,
He is blessed for life,

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Collector
Brigid Kirk
Gender
female
Address
Ballakelly, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Cait Ní Circ
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Ballakelly, Co. Monaghan
Language
English