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Dream, Rebellion, Reality, Dream

The Bastille stormed, and those who died On the streets for the cause of freedom… Was it worth it when it was …

This Far and No Farther

World War One was a savage conflict, and long before the invention and application of Blitzkrieg the Germans were “masters of shell …

Death Comes Calling

Chicken Little of the modern age “The sky is falling” the media rage They follow him through the darkest wood He knows …

Longford during the “Emergency”

Im of Longford extraction and am a Longford man to be when my cottage in Ballinamuck is restored and I move up …

On The Border Run

The line that Craig the clever chap Carving Ulster in three, drew on a map The maximum area the minority could hold …

Far from for Kiltartans Poor He Died

William Butler Yeats poems in memory of Major William Robert Gregory celebrate him as an Irish airman, not giving the fact that …

Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a hanam

Remembering the fallen Irish of both world wars, who were forgotton due to the stigma of being in the British Army Their …

Bones in the Sun

I was at a remembrance service for April 8th, a decade or more ago, – the commemorative day for victims of the …

There Is No Time for Art

Was at the Body and Soul festival doing a reading with my fellow Tullamore Rhymers, and this one got a good reception. …

Those Little Boats Goliaths Faced

Those little boats Goliath’s faced Commandeered and commanded by brave men Who risked their lives to save others lives So they could …

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