School: Pitfield, Inis (roll number 11091)

Location:
Cluain Draighneach, Co. an Chláir
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Maonaigh
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    For some centuries the Whitstone family lived in Clondegad House...

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    a horse shoe nailed in front of her box.
    The Captain was a remarkably handsome man and he on "Bittter Sweet" made a charming snap shot.
    During the Boer War he volunteered for service in the South African Yeomanry leaving "Bitter Sweet" to mourn his absence.
    A local scribe, Martin King of Cappanagera, now living at Lisdeen, near Kilkee composed the following piece of poetry in connection with this event.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. I
    Adieu! Bitter Sweet at honour's bright call,
    Light hearted I join in the Yeomanry Corps,
    In a month I'll be standing in sunny Transvaal,
    To shoulder my rifle and fight the brave Boers.
    II
    Full well: ah, full well! your kind master you bore
    When close in pursuit of the timorous
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
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      1. filíocht
        1. filíocht na ndaoine (~9,504)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Thomas Meaney
    Gender
    Male
    Occupation
    Teacher
    Address
    Cluain Draighneach, Co. an Chláir