School: An t-Éadan Mór

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

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An t-Éadan Mór | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 122

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I

Slowly and sadly one night in November,
As I laid my weary head down to repose
On a pillow of straw which I long can remember,
Being weary for sleep I fell into a daze
Tired from working hard down in a felon's yard
Night brought relief to my well tortured frame
Locked in a prison cell surely an earthly hell
I fell asleep and began for to dream
II
I dreamt that I stood on a hill in Green Erin
Praying and meditating on her victories won
Surrounded by foemen no enemy fearing
"Stand" was the cry every man to his gun

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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