T. W. Rolleston
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The Dead At Clonmacnois
From the Irish of Angus O'Gillam
IN a quiet water'd land, a land of roses,
Stands Saint Kieran's city fair;
And the warriors of Erin in their famous generations
There beneath the dewy hillside sleep the noblest
Of the clan of Conn,
Each below his stone with name in branching Ogham
And the sacred knot thereon.
There they laid to rest the seven Kings of Tara,
There the sons of Cairbre sleep--
Battle-banners of the Gael that in Kieran's ...