School: Dunmanus, Toormore

Dunmanus East, Co. Cork
Helena Lucey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 218

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 218

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  1. Wreck of the Hibernian or Iberian
    Come all you gallant heroes
    That dwell round Erin's shore
    And likewise pay attention
    To these few lines composed
    It's of a jolly steamship
    From Culumbus she set sail
    To cross the Atlantic ocean
    The Hiberian by name
    When we left the port of Boston
    Our captain he did say
    Will have a speedy passage
    Acrsoos the raging main
    The fog it proved deceitful
    Along our native shore
    Which perplexed our navigator
    In the "rows" of Carrighomes.
    When the crew had landed
    To Crookhaven they took their way
    They telegraphed for tug steam boats
    To come without delay
    To take her from our ancient isla
    To Liverpool in tow
    But the Atlantic's foaming water
    Approved their overthrow
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)