School: Clochar Muire, Tobar an Choire (roll number 12166)

Tobercurry, Co. Sligo
An tSr. M. Nioclás
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0171, Page 364

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  1. Poem
    Doocastle. (An Evening Glance)
    Around the trees that clusteringly
    Surround its form towering there,
    In stern splendour grim and fair
    DooCastle's ancient wall I see.
    How proud it looks, how bright it seems,
    That monument of bygone days.
    As brilliantly the sun's sweet rays,
    Around if fall in silent streams.
    I think (while gleams their golden light
    Upon its turrets glitteringly)
    Of the lov'd days when liberty
    Around it shone as calm and bright.
    When o'er its battlements did wave
    Green Erin's banner radiantly
    And in its halls the true and free
    With joy did greet their chieftain brave.
    O lov'd old castle! gone away
    Are those bright days, and too have flown
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    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    Lizzie Kearns
    Flughany, Co. Mayo