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- In the townland of Termon there lived in times gone by a famous fighting family of OReillys locally known as the Tom Bans.
One of these James Reilly and two neighbouring boys went to Australia and on the way there was a great storm. It appears that that, the Irish passengers were locked in the hold but they broke out and attacked the crew which even is commemorated in the following song written by the Poet Trainer of Termon a relative of Rev O.F. Traynor Diocesan Examiner.You rambling boy that hear
I hope you will draw near
And likewise pay attention to those
few lines you'll hear.
Concerning a few heroes bold
That left their native shore
And safe landed in Australia and each
other do adore.II
Our country it is lonesome since
those heroes went away(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.