The soldiers of Cumann na mBan - Brian O’Higgins

This song has been arranged and recorded by Joseph Forde.

All honour to Óglaigh na hÉireann,
All praise to the men of our race,
who,in days of betrayal and slavery,
Saved Eire from shame and disgrace.
But do not forget in your praising,
Of them and the deeds they have done,
Their loyal and true-hearted comrades,
The soldiers of Cumann na mBan!


They stand for the honour of ireland,
As their sisters in days that are gone,
And they’ll march with their brothers to freedom,
The soldiers of Cumann na mBan.

No great-hearted daughter of Ireland,
Who died for her sake long ago,
Who stood in the gap of her danger,
Defying the Sassenach foe,
Was ever more gallant or worthy,
Of glory in high sounding rann,
Than the comrades of Óglaigh na hÉireann,
The soldiers of Cumann na mBan!


O, high beat the hearts of our mother,
The day she had longed for is nigh,
When the sunlight of joy and of freedom,
Shall glow in the eastern sky;
And none shall be honoured more proudly,
That morning by chietain and clan,
Than the daughters who served in her danger,
The soldiers of Cumann na mBan!


Comments about this page

  • Beautiful song and sung from the his voice.

    By Eileen (09/02/2017)
  • Good song; lots of helpful information

    By Unamed User (21/10/2016)
  • First heard this lovely song on local radio on Easter Monday 2016. Thinking of our neighbours’ child Margaret Skinnider. See http://www.Emyvale.Net

    By Patsy Brady (28/03/2016)
  • A rousing song, with stirring lyric and melody. Well sung, too.

    By Cyril Gleeson (23/02/2016)
  • Great song, beautifully sung. Love his voice.

    By Josephine Staunton (01/02/2016)

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