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And so the story's told of a hearty group of men. It's a tale of their triumphs and their woes. Be it raids and melees ancient or the modern worker's struggle that inspires men to stand up for their rights. And should we fall down by the wayside in this ever-changing world we can look back to these heroes of our past. With their staunch determination and ferocious iron will, no tyranny would quell them in their task.

It's an age-old situation with an ever-present message: that time and tide waiteth for no man. So without fear of confrontation or the consequence of outcome, it's for freedom and for happiness they toiled. And in looking to the future, we can see a better place where we can shake the yoke of tyranny for all. It's been paved by generations who have now gone to their rest. It's just remembrance of their dignity we ask.

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So come on rally 'round this brave and valiant cause with tradition, pride, and honor at it's core. With swords drawn to defend stood these noble-hearted men Faugh-an-ballagh, clear the way, me boys!

Under perilous conditions with small hope of success they left behind the lives that they once led and by virtue of their fortitude and single-minded strength they cleared the way for the people of today. So when we think back to our ancestors respectfully we hark and thank the men whose struggle broke the chain. It's a long road up ahead of us - let's forge on while we're strong and leave our mark of honor once again

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So the story has been told and it comes now to an end. it's setting: any era, any land. When abusive tyrants force the hands of matters great or small, it inspires men to stand up for their rights.

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Faugh-an-ballagh, clear the way, me boys!



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