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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…

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

Wind_of_Glory.mp3
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, Mickey Rice.MP3
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!

Drowning at Doolin Bay, Lil Coleman.WAV
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, Tommy O'Connor.MP3
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.MP3
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
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