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Exile Prepares to Walk to Connaught

When Oliver Cromwell took over Ireland, his infamous decree of “to hell or to Connaught” was enacted. Popularly thought to be all …

The Old Tongue of the Fishermen

Its spoke no more on boggy field By peasants who live under roofs of thatch Who smoke piped tobacco and drink buttermilk …

Dream, Rebellion, Reality, Dream

The Bastille stormed, and those who died On the streets for the cause of freedom… Was it worth it when it was …

Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …

Those Folk in their High Towers

They look down on those below: Who look up at them Who live in their high towers… Blight to the eye Seen …

Black Swan on the Claddagh

The black swan still swims on the Claddagh, showing example to our people as times of heightened tensions have seen attacks on …

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