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Ruins of Ballymacool

Those ruins stand, charred by fire Not set by a rebels hand Though many of it’s type out to the flame By …

There They Lie Where They Died

At Drumkeeran there is a mass grave of troops who died on the march with Humbert in 1798. To see how the Irish treat our own, taking homes for banks profits instead of landlords, we often ask, was all the fighting worth it at all?

Wexford Bridge

Verona Murphys comments about terrorists on Wexford Bridge got her shot off the FG ticket. Her faux patriotism was blind to the …

Poor Scholar of Today

What to me is Gael and Gall?– “Poor Scholar of the Forties”, Padraic Columb Little Greek or Latin is taught nowScholars of …

Little Vixen on the River Shannon... she is to be renamed "Wyvern"

Year of Graves and Waves

2018 was the year for graves and waves – we lost two members of the Tullamore Rhymers, and my little boat brought me from Killaloe to Lanesbo

Finchley Cemetry when it was consecrated in 1854

Funeral for a Thief

Helen of Troy launched a thousand ships… Chicago May and her wild red hair sent many men to their deaths, or to kill…

One Good Man Among The Blueshirts

Among their ranks were a few good men For whom me must give thanks When Dé Velera against the people Stood with …

Great Hen of Gortagowan

Gortagown without a crown: So in time its name was made – So again its famous in modern time For the hen, …

Our Friends Were Not Silent

Dedicated to Heather Heyer and all who died for the right to confront the Right Our friends were not silent In solidarity …

Horsemen Awaited at Bunlahy

Background – Sean Mac Eoin told of a Tracey family related to him that had two brothers in the fight at Granard, …

On Beauty and Hatred

Words of form fashioned in beauty Often placed in ordered lines and ranks By those whose order of their desiring Is founded …

Never Say the Woman Is Not a Lady

You could break down in a worse place Even if you were not like His Grace There is in it no disgrace …

Smyth Sisters of Grousehall

This poem is a telling of our family history in verse, and how the differing fates of the descendants of two sisters …

Anger of the Water Carriers

“I grew up when we had to carry water. We know the value of water” ~ Longford Fine Gael activist Before school …

Best Move for Wrong Reasons

The markets are nervous of what will happen when Brexit, maybe Irexit worries the financial men Who amble and gamble and even …

And That Morning Too Came

And that morning too came Common sense said it could Every fool and bigot has a vote They use it, unlike us …

Worshiping God Among Nature

We know of the mass rocks where Irish Catholics met to worship in Cromwellian and Penal times to avoid arrest or murder …

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