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 135

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One night of late
I chanced to stray
When all the green
In slumber lay
And Morfis did his flag display.
The moon sank in the deep.
I sat upon a ruined mound.
To hear the wild winds
Whistle sound
The ocean with a solemn sound
Soon lulled me fast asleep.

I dreamt I saw
That hero true
Who did the Danish force subdue.
His sabre bright
With rath he drew
These words he said to me.
The harp with rapture
Yet shall sound
My childrens chains

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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