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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 …

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