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Tom Kehoe, was born in a house that straddlesd the Carlow-Wicklow border. He became a member of Michael Collins' 'Squad' and was regarded as Collins' right-hand-man. A high-ranking officer of the Free State army, Tom was killed by a booby-trap mine…

The Jolly Fox Hunters.docx
Come boys let us follow the fox
No more we’ll be called lazy grunters;
We’ll hunt him through mountains and rocks
For we are the jolly fox hunters.

We’ll rise him at six in the morn;
I’ll hold ten to one that we’ll kill him;
If Lang…

In Winter Dawn.MP3
In winter dawn in years long gone
Our forefathers adored the sun,
Druids offered gifts to golden Fionn
So crops might grow and male babes come.

Then Patrick came and changed our ways;
Replaced the gods of older days.
He fanned a fire up high…

Turning of the Year.MP3
Christmas time is here, the turning of the year;
We celebrate with feasting and with hope for the new year,


And all enjoy the season, the turning of the year;
Each home is full of happiness and all are of good…

Where Santa Lives.MP3
My friends spoke in the schoolyard
When we went out to play;
The story that I then heard
Soon filled me with dismay.

I wrote a note to Santa
And asked Him to explain.
The answer came back quickly
And calmed my troubled brain.



A cock crows, a daffodil grows,
Another dew glazed morn;
A church bell rings, a blackbird sings,
A Carlow emigrant is born.

With footsteps of a child, I leave my home behind,
Nastled in Mount Leinster standing…
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