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That Ireland That He Dreamed Of

Tragic and horrific as the findings in Tuam are... they will prove to be the tip of the iceberg.  De Valera and those like him did not build an Ireland for those who lived outside the given norm, the underclass and the social misfits were not part of his vision, as they did not fit in.  Their babies fitted nicely in a septic thank though...
Tragic and horrific as the findings in Tuam are… they will prove to be the tip of the iceberg.
De Valera and those like him did not build an Ireland for those who lived outside the given norm, the underclass and the social misfits were not part of his vision, as they did not fit in.
Their babies fitted nicely in a septic thank though…

That Ireland that he dreamed of
For which so many died
Was to be the nightmare we now think of
From which so many died.

The comely maidens behind the walls
Their babies to the highest bidders for sale
These are the ones not they didn’t speak of
Whose children to homes across the Atlantic set sail.

Those children left? Starved in a land of plenty
To be buried in a septic tank
All the children treated equal bar those he didn’t think of
Whose act of rebellion we have our freedom as it is to thank.

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