School: St. Cronan's, Bray

Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Patrick Mac Donnell

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The Kilruddery Hunt

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0912, Page 038

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The author of this spirited song was Thomas Mozeen, an actor and singer, who also wrote "An Invitation to Owen Bray's a Loughlinstown," and was a well-known patron of that hunters' hostelry.

Explanation of Names occurring in the song.
Wanton, Bonny and Collier.. Favourite hounds in Lord Meath's pack.
Killegar......On western side of the Scalp.
The House of Kiltiernan... The residence of "Johnny Adair," referred to in the song - near the Scalp.
Cherrywood...Bride's Glen, near Loughlinstown
Ballyman....A sequested glen near Old Connaught.
Steep Shankill.....Carrickgollogan Mountain.
Carbury Byrne's...A well-known residence at that time Cabinteely.
Malpas high hill...Killiney Hill, the obelisk on which was erected by Colonel Malpas or Mapas.
Dalkey Stone Common...Between Dalkey and Sorrento.

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