This song I learned in Brú na Midhe, and I think the year was 1955. I only remember one verse and chorus, and the song does not appear to be on the Web.
Words, briefly, mean:
Here we are, Ireland's family, gathered on the mountain here today, as in days of yore. There are no guns on our shoulders or pikes in our hands, but, on my soul, we would wield them if Ireland was in need of them.
For Ireland we have come together on the mountain, with no fear of anything but of God.
Féach tá sinne, Clann na hÉireann,
Teacht le chéile inniu anseo,
Teacht le chéile ar thaobh an tsléibhe,
Mar ba ghnáthach linn fado.
Níl aon ghunna ar ár ngualainn,
Níl aon phíce in ár lámh:
M'anam d'fheicfí iad go luath linn,
Dá mbeadh Éire ina ngá.
Ar son Éirseann
Tá muid bailithe
Teacht le chéile
Ar an sliabh.
Gan aon eagla
Gan aon scannradh
Gan aon fhaitíos
Ach roimh Dhia.
Ar Son Éireann
Born in Phibsborough, Dublin, 1943. Qualifications: BL and M Sc (IT).
Land Registration Consultant, poet, inventor and artist.Member of the Invincibles old-time band.
Attended St Peter's primary and O'Connell secondary schools.
Member, down the years, of church choir,Knights of Malta, Dáil na nÓg, Irish Language societies, residents association, action groups, musical societies and drama groups, board of National Museum.
Chaired many groups, including Residents Association, IMPACT trade union branch, Art Societies.
Ran folk club in Slattery's of Capel Street, late 1960s and returned for Poems and Pints. Led Claremont Residents Association to win Tidy Areas Competition.