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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Give Stonehenge Back to the Irish!

One legend states the stones of Stonehenge came from Killare in Westmeath, the Hill of Uisneach. When Merlins army failed to take them by force, he took them by majic, wanting “The Giants Ring” to make a monument to an army of his that died in battle.

Another legend says a Westmeath woman sold them to the devil. Which is true? We explore in rhyme…

It Is But Stone

It is but stone – yet how it burns! It that stood when bombs from sky rained down: When heads to baskets …

Witch Wendy of the Wood and Grainne of the Geis

Part fairytale, part parody of Teresa May / Brexit, a poem for children about Witch Wendy who could neither stay or go without breaching geis, being mastered by Gráinne, a simple village girl, whose birth was foretold in curse of her dying grandmother.

Pondering Poetry

Whimsical verse on poetry, and the relationship between poet and reader…

To Bury A Cat

I many be known yet for my cat poems – we recently lost one of the house cats that strayed in and out. It returned to die where it was born… cats are more loyal than we think… #Radimires #CatPoem #Cats #CatsofRenmore

Connections

  For the late John Ratcliffe, to help give peace and comfort to David Ratcliffe, freinds and family. A rambling verse written …

Rebel Asleep

Pondering the sleeping rebels who fled after defeat at Ballinamuck in 1798 who sought refuge in Edenmore Bog

Dervogilla

Dermots passion, in stealing Teirnans wife, would have an effect on #Ireland that would last longer than the better known wars of Troy …

Willie Rimes Goes to Confession

  A legend in his own lifetime Afraid he’d go to hell The bold Willie went in to the church All his …

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