Whats the Story with the Ducks? Luan Parle and Clive Barnes play Hugh Lynch’s

In what must be the strangest question ever to be asked by an audience member, Clive Barnes explained the story behind the ducks at the Luan Parle gig in Hugh Lynches earlier tonight. But then again, the one asking was me, so strange questions are to be expected. Needless to say, it was not the only contribution from our Carty …Read more »

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Piecing together the JIGSAW for Mental Health in Offaly

Death walks among us. In every town and village in Ireland, in all communities, even the Irish Traveller community in which it is still very much a taboo, suicide stalks, and claims victims, one of the more high profile in the last year being the tragic passing of Lucy Stack. In a time when we still have a lot compared …Read more »

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Arrived in the post – 2015 Horse Fairs of Ireland Calender

Arrived yesterday in the post was the 2015 Horse Fairs of Ireland calender from Siobhan English, heres a photo of yours truly with it… https://www.facebook.com/siobhan.english2?fref=ts The calender can be got from Siobhans website, and as well as my humble verse – retitled “Long May Horses Walk the Streets” to make it family friendly, it has the dates as they are …Read more »

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We Are Not the Enemy

We are not the enemy, the folk who pay the bills, Who try to pay their mortgages, who themselves through suicide kills Because there is no hope to be seen, at whom developers sneer Stating “there must have been other issues too”, when journalists appear To show an interest in ordinary people plight, and question those who have claimed To …Read more »

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Dreams Fled Away

Quote: Dreams fled away, this country bedroom, raw – “Another September” (Kinsella) Dreams, aye, dreams dreamt by dreamers have fled And the dreamer to reality of the day, he has awoken For Doom, who always in time on time himself he shows And Destruction: its Wish it loudly has spoken And Man, resists, and resists valiantly in vain But at …Read more »

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Thoughts as we approach Christmas – Blog

As we approach Christmas, a few thoughts come to mind as well as a few suggestions for presents for the coming season! What is Christmas about? For giving thanks for the year gone, and telling those dear to us what they mean to us. And, after the dinner, when the alcohol kicks in, a bit too much honesty in that …Read more »

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Morocco Through a Window

A thousand colours, little green These hills, where the Berber rode After him the Arab on steed Then French and Spanish on this road That I, traveller, I pay to tour As thousands did before me Thousands after will do the same Just another place for us to be. Another life, another land through a window Is it not like …Read more »

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Diur

The oak, strong and mighty, as is the warrior, In the face of the storm found, Fighting adversity, the winds, giving shelter and safety To all neath it gathered round… The qualities of both they are the same The warrior of which we have spoke, Gives direction and protection to those who seek it As neath its shade does the …Read more »

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Loose Lips

Oh those fools of no schools, all swords and big mouths Who stand as not planned and boast and drunkenly shout It was real, our god deal, and the alternative well known That by parley or force the Brown Boar I would own But fools who speak trouble seek, and it comes to my door And my army will meet …Read more »

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Let the People Speak – Irish Water Potential Referendum

Why not also a vote on the property tax issue? I proposed same on Boards.ie some years back to a muted response when it wasnt politically fashionable or popular to resist austerity as part of the Offaly CAHWT http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=77678510 Those who pay for all that’s spent To keep captains of industry content Want to speak for all who were sent …Read more »

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