• Michael Mullins
  • Michael "The Bard" Mullin
  • "The Bard of Foremass"
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    St. Bride

    Why is our Patroness, St. Bride
    Still Ireland’s joy and Ireland’s pride?
    Why is her feast so dear to all
    True Gaels from Cork to Donegal?
    With loving hands why do we plait
    Her cross to crown her festal date?
    Why does her Cross in fanlights show
    Guarding our doors from every woe?
    Defending with its outstretched arms
    Our Irish homes, our Irish farms?
    Why is St. Bride still Ireland’s boast
    From Irelands core, to Ireland’s coast?

    Because with soul aflame with love
    She gave her life to God above.
    For God and Gael she toiled and planned
    To make this land a saintly land.
    A nun in thought and word and deed
    She robbed herself the poor to feed.
    To succour all in want or woe –
    And that is why we love her so.