Hark! To The Tramp Of The Young Guards Of Éireann

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A pair of boards have been added to either side of one of the Bone memorials in Clós Ard An Lao, one for Na Fianna Éireann – the boys – and one for Cumann na gCailíní – the girls. The words are those of the Marching Song Of Na Fianna Éireann, except that in the second verse (the third stanza shown, first in the image below) the words “Cumann na gCailinní” have been inserted instead of “Fianna Éireann”.
The third image, below, shows the whole wall; for a close-up of the central boards, commemorating locals who lost their lives in the troubles, see Bone Memorial.
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text: X02202 X02203 X02204 cumann na mban firm each footstep erect each head soldiers of freedom unfearing and eager to follow the teaching of our hero dead on for freedom set we our faces to the dawning day in our own land when strength and daring shall end for evermore the saxon sway truth on our lips purity in our hearts strength in our arms blessed be our ahnd like the who won for her glory in the days that are gone clean be our thinking and fruitful our teaching that we may deserve here when the fight is won soldiers and champions of eire our mother fear we no sassanach his schemes or steel foes of no foeman by comrades sisters all who are striving for weal
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