Volume: CBÉ 0407 (Part 2)

The Main Manuscript Collection, Volume 0407, Page 0203

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The Main Manuscript Collection, Volume 0407, Page 0203

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    But ere did horse or man deporch
    A single shot pinged loud,
    And a bullet bored the Captain's head -
    No bride tonight but sombre shroud.
    Patrick MacDonnell (1865)
    These rough ballads and many others were written solely to perpetuate local history and tradition. Coughlan of Rathrush, etc are founded on fact not on mith. They formed a series entitled "The Stories My Father Told to Me". They were never published. You can use them as you will, má's fiú leat é.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. A young man named Woods (still living) came to Father Patrick(1) O Donnell, P.P. of Doon about 40 years ago and expressed a wish to become Catholic. As he was under 18 years of age the Protestant Church Body took legal proceedings against the P.P. The process-server found it absolutely impossible to serve the necessary document on him.
    Finally he arrived in Doon when the priest was hearing and entered the box as if
    (1) Not Father Pat who was his nephew
    (continues on next page)
    A more recent version of this transcript is awaiting approval
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