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"In a girdle of green, heathy hills,
In song-famed Donegal,
An islet stands in a lonely lake,
(A coffin in a pall)..."

A debate over the reliability of oral history, in which O'Donovan cites the heterogeneity of County Donegal local stories

"It is remarkable how completely the exterior world is shut out. Those trackless hills enfold the lake as though to hide it..."

"Oh fare thee well, Lough Dearg,
Shall I ever see you more?
My heart is filled with sorrow
To leave thy sainted shore.
Until life's days have passed away
With pleasure shall I dwell
On the happy days I spent with you
Lough Dearg, fareā€¦