School: Danescastle

Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 024

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  1. Bannow's Bright Blue Bay
    I've roamed through many an Irish sce[ne?]
    Where natures fairest dwells.
    Through sweet Avocas vale i've been And fair Killarney's fells
    But fresher far my memory keeps
    One place more loved than they.
    Where Bannow buried city sleeps
    Beneath the bright blue Bay
    And often in Autumn tome
    When rose the Harvest moon
    I've listened to the church bells chime
    And heard the reapers tune
    On Bannows bar those murmurs deep
    Make music all day
    Where all around the city sleeps
    Beneath that bright blue Bay
    they say the ancient city stood
    Long unturies ago
    Where pon we watch the fitful flood
    And bright blue waters flow
    From Kierans ancient ivied shrine
    To Bannows abbey gray
    From Fethard's cliffs to fair Clonmines
    This buried city lay
    One midnight as the moon went down
    Behind Rathdounlls hill
    And all the merry making Town
    Full many a feast did fill
    The stormy sea along it broke
    And since that fatal day
    The buried city never woke
    Beneath that bright blue Bay
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.