School: Kilmore (roll number 16637)

Kilmore, Co. Roscommon
Máiréad, Bean Mhic Giolla Críost
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 202

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  1. Ballagh Lake
    Farewell Clonfad my birthplace
    I now must bid adieu
    To all my friends and comrades gay
    And kind old neighbours too
    My turn now has come at last
    Like some good men before
    Tomorrow at the dawn of day
    I'll leave thee Clonfadmore.
    And now tonight before I go
    I'll take my staff in hand
    And visit every neighbours house
    In this dear old townland
    I'll go to see both young and old
    My last farewell to take
    So adieu adieu to Clonfadmore
    And the banks of Ballagh Lake.
    Farewell to Lisanorin's groves
    Where often have I been
    Among the dates and hazels
    And sycamores so green
    In search of nuts, nests and plants
    Blackberries and sloes
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    Ballagh, Co. Roscommon
    Joseph Rhatigan