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June 2014

Egregious Idiot

Back then David Conway used to regularly bait the Labour councillors at council meetings by making mention of “the egregious Mr Higgins”. …

Saved by the Buttonhole

“They are buttonhole relations, when the buttonhole breaks, they are nothing” ~ North Longford saying The flames of war streaked the sky …

Naoise’s People

He who she loved… of the black, black hair Ruby lips and cheeks, of the palest skin… Not of the Celts as …

Fiddling at Longford

As if Nero, as the city is destroyed Consumed by economic storm Fiddle is played – how good we are Come, listen …

Be a Bard Like a Bird

Natures song is one of joy, Each singing birds a bard, He celebrates each and every day, Be it of ease or …

Stone Angels, Stone Hearts

Pennies of the poor gathered, one by one, counted Thousands, and hundreds of thousands, from the faithful amounted… Destroyed one cold morning, …

No Room at the Inn

She died alone, like a cow in a field, the papers wrote Nothing new there, comment passed as true as it was …

Walking by Swans at Lough Sallagh

As if applause, a clap clap clap Echos the evening air As I walk past spectators And yet, there’s no-one there. It …

Telegram Ignored

Next of kin – sisters name given: Duty done, family contacted Telegram ignored – the shame, the shame As if kinship itself …

What The Clergy Really Prayed For

They hid behind the Penal Laws Those in cloaks and veils dressed They hid behind history How the clergy were oppressed They …

Ferryman and His Fare

Again, this is from a pro life point of view, and not intended to provoke a debate on the choice argument and …

Caliphate of the Heart

Reacting to the recent antics of Boko Haram and the Islamic State, I write in Ghazal format of my understanding of Islam …

Shot Sentry Forgotten, Remembered

“I’ll wake him” said Mac Eoin to the British officer on finding the soldier asleep at the gate of Athlone Barracks, and …

Dignity After Death

Dedicated to the children murdered through neglect in Orphanages in Ireland. { Disclaimer, this is a POV piece (point of view), and …

Unable to Understand the Anger

Unable to understand the anger That seems to emanate From some folk who fight the world Because they are from an estate …

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