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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 …

Shin Rin Yoku

The only “Bards in the Woods” I managed to attend was a few years back, in Mullinaleaghta in Longford, where John Wilmott …

When Man Plays God

China had a campaign using the best science of the time to kill vermin, most notably the sparrow, and a plague of …

Red Sky at Dawn in Ballybrit

Birds on the street eat litters breakfast buffet The crows and jackdaws take to the sky in fright Seagulls braver are tardy …

War with the Whin

“Whin” is the word for furze in Hiberno English and Ulster Scots in the northern half of Ireland (North Leinster and Connacht, …

Morning Caw of the Jackdaw

The jackdaws call in the morning Before the sun streaks the sky From tree, or other perch, loud it echos We listening, …

A Cat and I

Next door to our house in Banagher was McIntyre (then it was Deanes), and one of their cats was up a tree …

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