School: Shelbaggan Convent

Location:
Shelbaggan, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
An tSr M. Breandán

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The Coolroe Eviction

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0874, Page 040

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The Coolroe Eviction '89


(I)
On the 6th September, we long will remember at the day on which all our prisoners did go to receive severe sentence for nobly defending the house of Tom Somers who lived in Coolroe.
(II)
The streets with green laurels were all decorated
Two beautiful banners which the breezes did swell,
On the boards the likeness of the brave William Gladstone
The other of Davitt, O'Brien & Parnell.
(III)
Hush! here come the prisoners, eleven in number
Green ferns and roses adorn their breasts
Their two horse waggonette, they are furiously driving
Whilst the New Ross Brass band followed on at their quest.

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Informant
John Reville
Gender
male
Address
Ballycullane, Co. Wexford
Language
English