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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 …

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 …

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 …

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