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The Famine Cross

At the back of St Josephs Hospital in Longford, there is the local famine graveyard. This poem is dedicated to those interred …

Engaging with Art in Longford Providers

Art and Longford are not two words often seen together, but as with empty venues across the country, the old Providers Hardware …

Each Step We Take

We know not what lies ahead, As our journey through life we make We walk to meet it regardless With each faltering …

Shed, Undrawn, Ballinamuck

I seek to draw a picture here A shed, roof caving in, Its gable end seen through the door By the artist …

Fiddling at Longford

As if Nero, as the city is destroyed Consumed by economic storm Fiddle is played – how good we are Come, listen …

Don’t Forget the Magic

The world, its wonders and promises false, Drive us forward to distraction, Seeking more than what we have, Provocation causes reaction In …

Modern Venus

Inspired by the painting by Roz McQuillan She sits there, a modern Venus The seashell thrown to the tossing seas And to …

A Connemara Girl

  Barefoot she stands looking out A goat each side and bare of foot A pleasant picture of peasant poverty She has …

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