Mise Éire/I Am Ireland

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The local New Lodge GAA club Cumman an Phiarsaigh is named in honour of Patrick Pearse, executed after the 1916 rising. The club’s new mural features footballers contesting a ball and Pearse’s image appears at the centre of a celtic cross along with part of his 1912 poem Mise Éire in the bottom corner (shown below in a close-up). Painted by Lucas Quigley and Michael Doherty. Replaces ‘New Lodge 2000‘.

Mise Éire: Sine mé na an Chailleach Bhéarra.
Mór mo ghlóir: Mé a rug Cú Chulainn croga.
Mór mo náir: Mo chlann féin a dhíol a máthair.
[Mór mo phian: Bithnaimhde do mo shíorchiapadh.
Mór mo bhrón: D’éag an dream inar chuireas dóchas.]
Mise Éire: Uaigní mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra.

I am Ireland: I am older than the old woman of Beare.
Great my glory: I who bore Cuchulainn, the brave.
Great my shame: My own children who sold their mother.
[Great my pain: My irreconcilable enemy who harasses me continually.
Great my sorrow: That crowd, in whom I placed my trust, died.]
I am Ireland: I am lonelier than the old woman of Beare.

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