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Mountainy Farmer, T. Lynch.jpg
A picture of the harsh life of a mountain farmer

The Turning of the Year 2.docx
Theme: Local event, Family love
The melody is from a Wexford carol by Caitriona O'Leary; the words are new

Wind of Glory.jpg
Carlovian Paul was tasked with writing an anthem for the 50th Irish Derby; this is the result! Paul composed the lyrics, Lt Mark Armstrong the music and the anthem was performed by Celine Byrne, backed by the Millicent Singers and the No.1 Army Band.…

Two Will Do p1.jpg
Mickey gives an account of his encounter with the law after a long session in various hostelries, together with sound advice as a result of the experience!

Doolin Drowning.jpg
The recitation recounts the awful and traumatic events when four local youths, John Murphy, and brothers James, John and Eddie Doran, along with four other youths, were drowned in Doolin Bay They were attending the Lisdoonvarna Festival on july 31st…

Hurling at Moghurry 1.jpg
An account, somewhat gloating, of a Wexford victory over a Carlow team in a game of hurling played in 1760!
From a book owned by Michael Morrissey, nephew of Luke Morrissey, titled 'In Praise of Heroes'.

Graiguenaspidogue Ball.jpg
The poem describes the characters and goings-on at a local ball.
From the Seamus Murphy collection.

The Carlow Fifteen.jpg
Location: Carlow county
Praise for the hope the heroes of 1944 brought to Carlow in that glorious era
The two texts show how songs were added to or amended slightly, part of the oral tradition.

Miley Carroll and Jim Toole 1.jpg
Location: Carlow south
The song is about two men who died in the Irish Civil War; they were shot by government forces at Shean, near Myshall

Green Hills of Rossmore.jpg
Location: Carlow west
Seamus remembers life as a collier and some sights of Rossmore, before having to emigrate when the works closed
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