TULLYGRAWLEY SCHOOL POEMS

After training at Marlborough Training College, Dublin, Mr. Robert Lamont Russell spent the first ten years of his teaching career in various small country schools in Tyrone and Antrim before taking up the post of headmaster at Tullygrawley Public Elementary School in April 1923. His father Mr John Russell had been headmaster here until his retirement and where R. L. Russell had received his own elementary education.
Mr Russell soon found his senior pupils taking an eager interest in drawing, and many of their written exercises a delight to read, entering many of them into a competition and was pleasantly surprised when prizes were awarded. Often described as a “man ahead of his time” R. L. Russell encouraged his young pupils to express themselves through drawing and writing, especially poetry and here are some of the poems written by many of R. L. Russell’s pupils.

ALEXANDER, MARGARET
WINTER
ALEXANDER, POLLY
FEBRUARY
ALEXANDER, POLLY
NOVEMBER 
ALLEN, JAMES
SCHOOL IN SUMMER AND IN WINTER 
 ALLEN, JAMES
SPRING-TIME
COCHRANE, BOB
FEBRUARY
 COCHRANE, EDWARD
AUTUMN GONE
 COCHRANE, EDWARD
WINTER
DEMPSEY, BOB
FEBRUARY
DEMPSEY BOBBIE
RAIN
 DEMPSEY, BOBBY SNOWDROPS FENTON, GRETTA
WINTER
FENTON, SAM
AUTUMN
 FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
A SNOWDROP
FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
AUTUMN
FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
CHRISTMAS
FORGRAVE, SAMMIE DECEMBER FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
FAREWELL
 FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
GOLD
FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
THE FOUR SEASONS
FORGRAVE, SAMMIE
WINTER
GASTON, SELINA
HARVEST
GREER, ROBERT
WHAT THE CORN SAYS
HARBISON, TOM
AUTUMN
 HARBISON, TOMMY
IN SUMMER WHEN THE WIND I HEAR
HARBISON, TOMMY
WINTER DAYS
HENRY, MARGARET
MARCH
 HERBISON, TOMMY
MORNING
JOHNSTON, B
THE BLACKSMITH
JOHNSTON, BOB
WINTER
JOHNSTON, JACK
HERE I COME IN ROARING GUSHES
JOHNSTON, JACK
JUNE
JOHNSTON, JACK
NOW THE LARK IS SWEETLY SINGING
JOHNSTON, JACK
SPRING
JOHNSTON, NAN
MY CAT
JOHNSTON, NAN
THE GYPSIES
 JOHNSTON, SAM
THE JOB THAT I THINK’S NICE AND FAIR
JOHNSTON, SAM
THE SNOW
JOHNSTON, WILLIE
A FABLE
JOHNSTON WILLIE
THE BLACKSMITH
JOHNSTON, WILLIE
THE ROOSTER
KENNEDY, JAMES
RAIN
KENNEDY, TORRENS
AUTUMN
KENNEDY, TORRENS
AUTUMN
KENNEDY, TORRENS
FEBRUARY
KENNEDY, TORRENS
SPRING
KENNEDY, TORRENS
THE THRUSH
KENNEDY, TORRENS
WINTER-TIME
KNOWLES, JAMES
NOW THE YOUTHFUL HIAWATHA
KNOWLES, JAMES
OUR TURKEY COCK
KNOWLES, JAMES
SANTA CLAUS
 KNOWLES, JAMES
SPRINGTIME
KNOWLES, JAMES
SUMMER
KNOWLES, JAMES
SUMMER
LAWE, NAN
OUTSIDE THE BLASTING WIND DOTH BLOW
LAWE, NAN
SPRING
MCCAUGHREN, ARTHUR
COMING OF WINTER
 MCCAUGHREN, ARTHUR
WHEN WINTER COMES
MCCREADY, DORA
OCTOBER
MCCREADY, HERBERT DECEMBER
 MCCREADY, HERBERT
SUMMER
MCCREADY, HERBERT
WHAT THE FLAX SAYS
MCWILLIAMS, HANNA SUMMER
MCWILLIAMS, HANNA
THE WINDS
MORTON, META
RAIN
MORTON, META
WHAT I LOVE
 ROBINSON, BERTIE
AUTUMN
ROBINSON, BERTIE
COMING OF WINTER
ROBINSON, BERTIE
SNOW
ROBINSON, BERTIE
SPRING
ROBINSON, BERTIE
SPRING
ROBINSON, BERTIE
WHEN WINTER COMES
ROBINSON, BERTIE
WINTER
ROCK EDITH
CHRISTMAS
EDITH ROCK
NOW THE YOUTHFUL HIAWATHA
RUSSELL, BILLY
AUTUMN SIGNS
RUSSELL, BILLY
THE RAIN
RUSSELL, MARY
DUSK
 SPENCE, JACK
AUTUMN
SPENCE, JOHNNIE
THE RAIN
SPENCE, JOHNNIE
THE WIND
 STIRLING, E
SPRING
STIRLING, NED
NOW HAS COME THE CHEERFUL SPRING
STIRLING, TOM
WINTER
STIRLING, WILLIE
THE SUMMER
STRANGE, SAMMIE
A WINTER EVENING
STRANGE, SAMMIE
COMING WINTER
STRANGE, SAMMIE
PLODDING ONWARD
STRANGE, SAMMIE
THE FLAG PROCESSION
STRANGE, SAMMY
THE HEDGES ALL ARE BUDDED
 TURTLE, LOGAN
EARLY WINTER
TURTLE, S
AN AUTUMN MORN
TURTLE, SAMMIE
EVENING
TURTLE, SAMMIE
SPRINGTIME IS HER WITH JOY AND CHEER
 UNKNOWN
LOUDLY FLOWS THE GREAT WIDE RIVER

 

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