School: Danescastle

Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 037

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 037

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Danescastle
  2. XML Page 037
  3. XML “One of the Captain's Rhymes in Mumming”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Attention pay kind friends just listen for a while
    Until you hear the heroic deeds of those boys from Eirn's Isle
    Twelve patriots we represent who nobly fought to right their country's wrongs
    Soldiers saints valiant kings and warriors brave and strong
    The first he is St Columcille who once provoked the state
    Left Eirn's shore nee'r saw it more for why he will relate
    Brian Boru the great and right who crushed the haughty Danes
    He is here to tell how long and well old Eirn he did reign
    Art Mac Morraugh is the next oer Linster sept he swayed
    The great King Richard and his knights their rule he nee'r obeyed
    Owen Roe O'Neill no prince more grand in the lordly race of Neill
    Benburb he won with Ulster's spear and wore a Spanish mail
    Pat Sarsfield too you'll hear him tell of Limerick's battered walls
    Where women fought and caring naught for running firing ball
    The great Wolfe Tone at whose very name the coward shakes with fear
    And Lord Edward to of Crochabu we'll also greet him here
    Likewise John Kelly of Killane to tell of
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    James Byrne
    Carrick, Co. Wexford