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Snowflakes Awaiting the Storms

The snowflakes gently flutter In the chilling wind There is bad weather yes… Little sign of a storm I can find… Some …

How Lucky Are We

“Was it for this the Wild Geese fled?” Poor Irish – how lucky are we In these modern times, in our land …

My Ireland

Stephen James Smith, the founder of the once epic Glór Sessions in the International Bar did a verse for the St. Patricks …

Anger of the Water Carriers

“I grew up when we had to carry water. We know the value of water” ~ Longford Fine Gael activist Before school …

Enda and Angela and the Apple of Eden

Enda was hungry having thrown his food away Angela was giving him nuts and berries every day But it was not free, the food …

Galway 2020 Plus Ultra

Galway’s bid to win Capital of Culture is all twenty twenty give the horse plenty. ~ Rita Ann Higgins Galway won the …

Fear the Little People

The business man from America was in Ireland to see the sights In Blarney to see and kiss the stone, in Donegal …

Dark Ages Return to Earth

Trump getting into power in America on the back of hate, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farange gaining a foothold in the UK …

High Cost of Cheap Beef From Brazil

The powers that be tell you that we Should be happy with beef from Brazil They suppose its racist to oppose What …

Men at the Door

The men came to the door, Some in uniform More not. The children crying, the mother too What could anybody do? The …

Celtic Tiger was Not By Poets Built

You cant build a house with words, you know – Chris McCormack Houses are not by words built They are by developers …

Myths of Ireland Present

No more we talk of the Tuatha De Dannan Or the Danish fort dwelling Aos Si No more of the Pooka or …

All Is Fair in the War of an Election

Background – James Bannon of Fine Gael in Longford got questioned today by Garda (police) about removing voting leaflets belonging to Sinn …

Not Fit To Fly The Red Flag

Together we fought as Irishmen Against the classes and the Crown Anglo, Scot and Gael together We fought and won, took an …

Veil Through Which We All Pass

Recently a friend of mine passed, Victor Mather, who I knew from a world beyond politics, in which he was very active …

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