Roll of Honour

Read the Roll of Honour, of Ireland’s bravest men.
We must be united.
In memory of the ten.
England your a monster, don’t think that you have won.
We will never be defeated, while Ireland has such sons.

In the dreary H-Block cages, ten brave young Irishmen lay.
Hungering for justice, as their young lives ebbed away.
For their rights as Irish soldiers, and to free their native land.
They stood beside their leader. The gallant Bobby Sands.

Now they mourn Hughes in Ballaghy, Ray McCreesh in Armaghs hills.
In the narrow streets of Derry, they miss O’Hara still.
They so proudly gave their young lives, to break Brittanias hold.
Their names will be remembered, as history unfolds.

Through the war torn streets of Ulster, the black flags did sadly wave.
To salute ten Irish martyrs, the bravest of the brave.
Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Keiran Doherty.
They gave their lives for freedom, with Thomas McIlwee.

Michael Devine from Derry, you were the last to die.
With your nine brave companions, with the martyred dead you lie.
Your souls cry out “Remember. Our deaths are not in vain. Fight on and make our homeland. A nation once again.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s