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- Local Song: Bannow's Bright Blue Bay
Ive roamed through many an Irish scene, Where nature fairest dwells, Through seet Avoca's vale I've been, and fair Killarney's fells, But fresher far my memory keeps, One place more loved than they, Where Bannow's buried city sleeps, Beneath that brigh blue bay, and often in the Autumn time, where rose the havest moon, I've listened to the Church bells chime, and heard the reaper's time, On Bannow's Bar those murmurs deep, Make music all the day, While all around the city sleeps, Beneath that bright blue bay. They say the ancient city stood, Long centuries ago, where now we watch the faithful flood, and bright blue waters flow,From Kieran's ancient ivied shrine to Bannow's abbey grey, From Fethard cliffs to fair Clonmines, this buried city lay, One midnight as the moon went down, behind Rathdonnell's hill(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.