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Fidel Castro Meets a Country Girl

The dust was only settling The blood bare dry on the Cuban streets America gauging the new regime Brought him over their …

Out Dogs and More Along With You

In our home in Aughagreagh we used to have our share of the local sessions, where neighbours met up to party, tonight …

As They Lay Him Down

As they lay him down… Madiba… Let them not forget, Forgiveness, what he though them, For hatred, now subdued, can yet, Tear …

Old Clonbroney

This is a ghost story told to me by my mother, from her grandparents, either Kiernans Mill or Treacys. The roadway mentioned …

The Wrecking of Ballinamuck

In the years before the Famine, Greedy Lord Lorton, God damn the nyeuck* For the love of money and hatred of man …

No More the Hammer Strikes the Anvil

No more the hammer strikes the anvil As the blacksmith discussed the news With the clients from the country As he hammered …

The Long Acre

A trains stopped, a dead cow on the trackway And children crying herding more And I woken from my reverie I enjoyed …

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