The Isles of Lough Key – Henry Fitzpatrick
“The emerald green valley lay smiling,
‘neath the shade of a beautiful moon,
As I wandered along to the hillside,
Which cradles the grey Rock Of Doon.
And from there I gazed down enchanted,
On a scene that was heaven to me,
For the angels must surely have fashioned,
Those lovely green Isles Of Lough Key.
Lough Key with your silvery moonlight,
With your background of woods and green braes,
I’m wondering why bards have forgotten,
To sing e’en one song in thy praise.
Perchance you prefer your soft slumbers,
And resent this intrusion of mine,
On your sweet tranquil sleep of deep silence,
Lough Key with your islands divine”.