Poem Of Sean Mac Dermott

Sean MacDermott

Composed By Phil McGovern (U.S.) & Recited By Michael (McFetty) McGovern


Brave Leitrim Sons & Daughters

Around Lough Allen Shore

From Drumshambo town to Mohill

Kinlough to Ballinamore


They assembled in their thousands

On Last Saint Patrick's Day

And Their Cheers Should Reach Old Erin

As they march in their parade


It was the picture on the banner

That aroused the ring and cheer

Some men that bowed their heads in prayer

Some women shed a tear


For it was their martyr Sean Mac Dermott

On their banner they portrayed

To lead Leitrim sons & daughters

In their Saint Patrick's Day parade


He bore the scares of battle

As they marched him out to die

His comrade Commandant Connolly

On a stretcher there did lie


They raised Connolly's wounded body

So the soldiers might take aim

As the bullet pierced his noble heart

While helpless there he lay


I hope their souls in heaven now rest

Free from all earthly care

And with the good saint Patrick

Their heavenly bliss they share


On earth they're not forgotten

Never shall their memory fade

May their spirit's lead those yet unborn

On Saint Patrick's Day parade