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The Workings of Smear Mill

The mills of old dot the North Longford countryside, and some of them are being restored. The most recent being the Smear …

Long Walk in Edenmore Bog

Walking the bog in Longford brought this reflection on life to mind – a rare nonrhyming poem from me! Walking the long …

Fixed Bayonets Against Our Own

Needless to say I think the Irish army should have gone across the border in 1969, and was angered at Keelin Shanleys …

Busker of Longford Town

There he sits as folk pass by His music fills the air around Some walk past fast lost in their own world …

Let Death Not Sneak In Our Door

In the days gone by during the War On the family farm in old Lislea My mother but a child she was …

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 …

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 …

Gurteen Lake in Ballinalee

Gurteen Lake and the Curse of the McCarthys

Verse from another legend from Longford recorded by the Irish Folklore Commission From Clonbroney the priest was travelling Was making his weary …

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