The Gathering Rush – Richard Brennan Launches Chapbook

Some folk plan for ages to do a book. Talk lots about it. In the meantime, others come and put put books and leave the talkers in the shade. I am the talker. One who has left me in the shade, Im glad to report, is fellow Tullamroe Rhymer Richard Brennan whose slim volume of poetry as he calles it, …Read more »

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Wells of Tara

From Tara, where expanse can be seen, From the Irish sea, to the Shannons water Expanse of the Kingdom of Royal Meath Won by the Ui Neill by battles slaughter It was a sacred place before their time Its energies aligned with stars and sun Weakened now in these modern times Where we as a people to scoff at such …Read more »

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Walking Past Adamnans Church in Birr

Its just another ruined church to some, but St Brendans Old Church in Birr is where a little known Irish saint wrote modern Europes first rules of war, and womens rights in battle, and not to fight in war, which is being eroded today. In those times, heads were taken as trophies – yes right up to Adamnan’s day, and …Read more »

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Stopped Clocks and All That – The Kildare Street Standoff and Merrion Square Rollover – right2water Dec 10 protests

Beyond the wire A photo posted by Thomas Carty (@tomjcarty) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:05am PST Kevin Higgins is a writer – who I satire as Poet Biggins – with whom I have had my issues (Boobgate and all that!), but even he hits it on the nail every now and then, and I thought of one of his …Read more »

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Being the Embarrassing Relations

Embarrassing relations – we all have them ! You put them upstairs, or in a back room So they are not seen, or heard to speak As they do not fit your image. Some, do not enter by the front door. They get access to the back… the access others do not have. We were the embarrassing relations. Too many …Read more »

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Warning to Politicians

Where fear drove comfort out; straw on the floor Was price of conquering security. “A Warning to Conquerors” – Donagh MacDonagh We are citizens! Not consumers Democracy is the peoples rule Not that of corporations Who hold the taxpayer a fool The small man who pays too much The rich who little pay at all The indifferent who profit from …Read more »

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Where God Is and Has Been

“In Nature we see where God has been. In our fellow man, where He still is at work.” – Robert Brault Comments comments

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Sleeping Neath a Nipple

While climbing the Paps in Kerry some years back with writer Derek Fanning, I took a nap under the Cairn on the first one, while he went on to the second. Comments comments

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Christmas Card to the Homeless

Every homeless person is something to somebody. This was the Jonathan Corrie story >>> More than a face, you have a name, you settle down to sleep I up my pace, to my shame, as a wide berth of you I keep That is your place, to which you came, where cold shadows creep Tonight’s base, no one you blame, …Read more »

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Swans on the Grand Canal at Tullamore

For all that’s wrong in the world, what to worry of we choose Ebola, and Al-Qaeda, all the nonsense in the news I decided to forget it all, get away from the doom laden talk Get back to being at one with nature, by the Canal to take a walk As darkness fell this winters evening, where I walking on …Read more »

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