School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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The Blarismoor Tragedy

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 119

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The Blarismoor Tragedy

I
Ye Muse, grant me direction,
To sing this foul transaction
Which causes sad reflection
Late done at Blarismoor.
By wicked Colonel Barber,
Should I proceed much farther
And call his conduct murder
'Twere treason I am sure
II
Belfast may well remember
When tyrants in their splendour,
In all their pomp and grandeur,
They hoist them on a car;
While cavalry were prancing
And infantry advancing
And glittering armour glancing,
All in the pomp of war.
III
They were of good behaviour,
No heroes eer were braver,
But a perjured base deceiver.
He swore their lives away
For the sake of golden store
This villain falsely swore
And the crime we now deplore

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Collector
Bridie Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Informant
Mr James Mc Kenna
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Tamlat, Co. Monaghan
Language
English