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Irish Family Funerals

Last Patricks Day, everyone else went to the parade dressed in green. Not us. We are Cartys We are from Longford. We …

Beauty Passed, and Yet Still Beautiful

Beauty passed, and yet still beautiful, Walls crumble, slaves to time, build long ago The rhubarb that once here grew I ate, …

The Life Of Reilly’s Grandson

Reilly was the name of my Granny Though Molly was not her name Of Reillys they were many So they were known …

Elegy – Sweet Afton

It was just another brand Just another cigarette Nothing of which to be proud Or noteworthy, but yet To those who with …

The Bodhran and the Goat

The neighbors met in each others houses, to visit for a while Every house had its turn for maybe five or so …

Old Clonbroney

This is a ghost story told to me by my mother, from her grandparents, either Kiernans Mill or Treacys. The roadway mentioned …

The Hungry Grass

A shiver runs up my spine As stories I recall Of people dead in times gone by I was told of when …

Dead Souls And Black Dogs

The little old lady had lived for long, She was great of age And the time was coming along For her to …

Sitting There Saying Nothing

She sits there saying nothing A wee woman and her wains We know not who she is That sits there with her …

December 8th 2011

Cold wet soil of winter Is now her bed, darkness Eternal, wooden case embraces The body now still, but she Feels not …

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