School: An t-Éadan Mór

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 126

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It reached for two miles long
And men of all persuasions
Come to join in that vast throng
Besides his wife and family
For him they all will pine
His loss was very grievous
He was only thirty-nine
They mourn for E Lord Edward
And Robert Emmet sore.
And martyrs for their country
Who died on a foreign shore
The last one was at Mitchel's town
A silent grave to fill
A thorough true born Irishman
Brave noble Manderville.

They knelt around the cross divine
the matron and the maid;
They bowed before Redemption's sign
And fervently they prayed
Three hundred fair and helpless ones
Whose crime was this alone
Their valiant husbands sires and sons
Had battled for their own.

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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