Guth & Tuairim, Bealtaine 1981

IML 3 UIMH. 2 ary rom, ~ Althou~~.~r~~~t~~,~ ~f l>lary from Dungloe committee are already hard at work ""' planning what promises to be the biggest and best festival yet. The festivities commence on Sunday, ~ July 26th and for the next week thousands will ~ converge on the Rosses Capital for one of the biggest ~ events of the year in Donegal. Indeed, the festival ~ has an International flavour as there will be girls ~ competing from America, Spain, Portugal, Germany as ~ well as from across the water and from all over ~ Ireland. This year the Donegal Association in ~ Manchester will be represented for the V6ry first time. ~ But before all that a Donegal Mary will have to be ~ selected to compete in the Final, and already some ~ girls have been picked for the County Final which takes ~ on 24th June in Dungloe. We are pleased to announce ~ that this year r tth 7 Tuairim 11 will be putting forward ~ a candidate to represent this paper in the County Final. ~· If you know somebody that you think would be suitable ~ .an\! interested fill in the form on page 9 and send it ~ along with a photograph to "Guth 7 Tuairim 11 , Doire Beaga. ~ ~ ~ ~ BEALTAINE 198 1 LUACH 25P On a lonely mountain hillside in County Doneg Lies one of Ireland! hallowed spots Deserted now by all, But few who write historic tales, Or wield a poet's quill, Can say with pride, 11 I knelt beside That Mass Rock on the hill." I'm proud that I am Rosses born, This is my native place. These heather hills have always been, The stronghold of our race. 1 Twas here our fathers fought the fight To keep the old faith still, As they knelt to worship God above At the Mass Rock on the hill. Our priests, like wolves, were hunted down, Oh God, 'twas surely hard, That from the right to worship Thee Thy children were debarred. But still they proudJ~ bore Thy Cross, And proudly bear it still, Whose perents shared Thy Calvary At the Mass Rock on the hill. No more on lonely Cleendra Hill The sentinel stands guard. Our ancient foes, the hated yeos, Have gone to their reward. And we who worship now in peace, And keep God's Holy Will, This year's Mary Festival will have many new attractions e.g. A Fleadh Gaelach and a Cei11 Mor, while local favourite Margo will again provide the entertainment at the Emigrant's Social. A community parade will take place on the first Sunday while on the second Sunday the ever-popular Carnival parade will take place. And finally - the big moment will take place in Oaten na Rosann on Sunday night August 2nd when some lucky girl will be crowned J.lary from Dungloe 1981. Who ~ · Give thanks to those who knelt beside, The Mass Rock on the hill. Sing all ye Islands off the coast, Along the Roases' shore. Sing of the day you knelt to pray, At the sign of a woman's shawl, When Mass was said on Cleendra Hill, In Cotmty Donegal. kno'YIS • •? IIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIInlllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHI -- ~ ~ ~ '>: 3hun An Inbhir a bhuaidh an comortas ar an ' Dor-.hnach C iis ea • Le Michael Collum, ~AA&&&&AAAA&AAA&AA '' I can see things very dil!'~Y Doctor ••• "