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Famous Shanachus Poems by Famous Poets

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by Allingham, William to evening dances, when merry neighbours meet, 
And the fiddle says to boys and girls, "Get up shake your feet!"
To 'shanachus' and wise old talk of Erin's gone by - 
Who trench'd the rath on such a hill, and where the bones may lie 
Of saint, or king, or warrior chief; with tales of fairy power, 
And tender ditties sweetly sung to pass the twilight hour. 
The mournful song of exile is now for me to learn 
Adieu, my dear companions on the winding banks of Erne!

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