School: Killyclare

Location:
Killycleare, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Bean Uí Cheithearnaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1017, Page 039

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On the road going down to Ralaghan town.

On the road going down to Ralaghan town.
The view it was so grand.
We can see the masons on the scaffolds,
And the trowels in their hands.
II
Johny says to his mother,
The building is very slow
I think I will go for Johnstons
And let the Parkers go.
III
They came from Cullies and Maudabawn.
To hear the talking of Johny Swann.
IIII
So off he went (from) for Johnstons
Without much delay.
And if he would wait on Parkers
He would loss his lock of hay. (lose)

For the coins he doesnt know what to will do (doesn't)
He will be in awful fix
For if he goes up with the mare are cart (but)
He will get some off Sergeant Hicks.

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