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Miners Cross – Avoca

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Avoca Valley

A TRIBUTE TO AVOCA MINERS

Beneath this soil brave mend did toil
Each day, each night, each year
Mid rock and mud they sweated blood
Through stress and strain and fear

The miners here had much to fear
Their families knew the strain
The stress weas like a gamblers wage
With life at stake for gain

Thos women too so well we know
Worked through the cold and rain
Their hands so sore from picking ore
No glove to ease the pain

There comes a time in every mine
Sad grief comes into view
Mick Cran was one who lost his live
Thank God there was but few

Terry Mc Namara from Arklow Town
Laid low whilst in his prime
And Andy Beattie from far off land
Was killed across the line

We lost Joe Scott beneath this spot
So yound to leave this vale
Mose Hatton too so brave and true
Their memories here we hail

With trust and payer in “Our Ladys” care
Many lives were spared each day
Her wathcful eyes forever gaze
On ushere, at home and away

As we reminsce of bygon years
And pray for those now gone
We know there days are passing fast
But memories still live on

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 52.875819
Longitude -6.215696

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