School: Moynalty (C.)

Moynalty, Co. Meath
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0706, Page 119

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The following verses were penned by the poet on the event of Catholic Emancipation and sung by the people at weddings wakes and other social gatherings
You patriots of this fair isle
That long has borne the penal chain
In spite of tyrants bare and vile
Our long lost rights we will regain
When we'll obtain an equal share
In friendship we will all agree
The claims we ask are just and fair
Happy homes and Altars free

Our noble friends are all combined
To free us from the grinding laws.

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