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The Lady of Culray

She was a landlords daughter Her lover not so grand It was illegal to be a Catholic You could not own your …

Longford Folk Speak of the Pashtun

Willie Carty worked for the Dopping Hepenstal family, and heard stories of their relative who was in the British Army in Waziristan …

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 …

Lady of Lough Gowna

An eerie cry echos the evening air The mermaids plaintive song The saying among the folk that know Is there will be …

Naked Protest at Derrycassin

April 20th 1847 Men, children and women with clothes cast away Came to Derrycassin door To protest and plunder for want of …

Fairy Fort at Lough Gowna

Did they look as I walked Where tradition states one never should, Inside the round ditches of the fort, Perched above Loch …

Beauty Passed, and Yet Still Beautiful

Beauty passed, and yet still beautiful, Walls crumble, slaves to time, build long ago The rhubarb that once here grew I ate, …

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