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Tales of the Romany

No Horse Sense in Galway

The furore being kicked up over urban horses by supporters of Mike Cubbard a city council member rumbles on. Something of a …

Fair Girls at the Horse Fair

They walk the streets, young, wild at heart Among horses the men admire Free of sprit and fast with word To the …

Let Death Have For You No Fear

Master Greene was a Ballinalee schoolteacher who learned the Irish Traveller cant and ended up teaching it to the grandchildren of the …

Girl in Black, Child on a Swing

Shes young herself, not yet twenty Or at least she looks so to me And swings her child upon a swing And …

The Walking People

In times past they were craftsmen skilled But today they have no skill That has a value in the modern world As …

Lianhan Shee

Man, turn your face from the Lianhan Shee Fall not for her, though fair be her charms It will bring you death, …

A Dream Shared Unknowingly

Picture: Athlone refugee centre, scene of some of the fighting in the Sieges of Athlone in the Wiliamite Wars 1689-1692 A dream …

A Postcard to Her Father Sent

The Maria Lazum story, recounted to me by the poet Paul Polansky who knew the family. He was the author of Black …

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