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Future English King on Galway’s Streets

The royal visit to Galway brought mixed feelings – they are a nice couple, but is it too early to welcome British Royals where their forces killed our heroes?

There They Lie Where They Died

At Drumkeeran there is a mass grave of troops who died on the march with Humbert in 1798. To see how the Irish treat our own, taking homes for banks profits instead of landlords, we often ask, was all the fighting worth it at all?

What Loss to Gain a King!

The foundation story of the Clan Eoghanachta, with the tragic death of Eoghan, and the craftiness of Díl the Druid…

King Harmon’s Clock

Laurence King Harmon had a number of structures built in his honour, paid for it is said by subscription of “a grareful tenantry”. Self praise is no praise, and whether subscription was under duress or genuine is unknown. Bad times were ahead, and for the cruelty of his estates eviction is how his name will be known, no matter whats carved in stone…

Wexford Bridge

Verona Murphys comments about terrorists on Wexford Bridge got her shot off the FG ticket. Her faux patriotism was blind to the …

Life is a Treasure Map

The experiences shared by those now gone The opinions with which you may not agree Showed another’s path whose wisdom they share …

No Library Like the Spoken Word

Books and knowledge gathered together But arrived Invaders and a tyrants yoke All then to then was ever known It all went …

Christmas Reflection 2019

What does He who died for us
In his heart Sacred feel
As we tell our kids that there is no God
But Santa Claus is real?

“Home Made” explores concept of home for Longford Writers Group

The Longford Writers Group – featuring yours truly – launched their anthology of poems and stories in Longford Library, to the musical accompaniment of Bernie on the keyboard, and Valerie on vocals. The anthology explored the concept of home, as it is known to each of us, and a contribution was given to “Simon” charity, helping those who have no place to call home.

Folk of the Land of the Whin

From where to the world’s four corners spread All desire to, but few manage to return To children tales told, songs sung …

There Wont Be A Word About Us

Mam and Dad had a wistful saying: “Forty years from now, there wont be a word about us…” rueing the passing of life and death… We always think it wont be so, but maybe it is truer than we care to admit and is true of us all…

Simple Prayer for Complex Times

There are those who say that prayer is dead In the Ireland of today Where rationalism and science of modern times Has …

Mother Duck

As part of the #twistednurseryrhyme challenge from “Pandora’s Box of Horrors” and “We PAW Bloggers” groups on Facebook, where a nursery rhyme …

Jack and Jill – A Horror Story

Jack and Jill went out to kill Vampires they saught to slaughter… But Jack stabbed Jill On top of the Hill… Said …

For Her a Cottage in Heaven

Helen lived in England, her fathers family were from Longford. They were trying to find a nice cottage to come home to. She loved chatting about cottages and unraveling family trees. She never got the cottage of her dreams before she died.

Idiots Rebellion

The tragic consequences of voting for abortion to rebel against a corrupt church is as stupid as driving on the wrong side of the road to protest a corrupt police…

Last of the Faithful at St Augustine’s Holy Well

I saw a couple with their children go to the Holy Well on Lough Atalia today. The child appeared to have a bad cough, not a condition the well was known for as far as I know. The only time Ive seen actual pilgrims come to it in all my years in the city. I hope it works for them.

Walking Deadmans Beach

Legend states Columbus holidayed in Galway five years before finding America – an exotic body of a dead man washed ashore at Renmore, making him think there was land to the West, inspiring his voyages.

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