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Great Hen of Gortagowan

Gortagown without a crown: So in time its name was made – So again its famous in modern time For the hen, …

First Day at School

I can’t remember my first day at school in Saint Rynaghs in Banagher (of the famed Annual Horse Fair). So when folk …

Faction Fight of Banagher Town

  For fun folk with sticks each other set to fight It was the fashion of the peasantry of the time The …

Are the Fairies Against the Fair?

The locals they were wondering They were trying to make sense Why the Sergeant wants to stop Banagher Fair Or away in …

Restless Sídhe of Keeraun Hill

Keeraun Hill is a fairy fort, or ring fort, or Danish fort, call it what you will outside Banagher in County Offaly …

Saintjohnstown – So Beautiful A Name

My mother grew up outside the Longford village of Ballinalee. She always said she preferred the English name on it, St. Johnstown… …

Plotting a Duel in Merlin Woods

Merlin Woods in a wood near where I live. A hospital is there now, and the wood is a public park. However, …

That Beats Banagher

They want the horse fair banished from the streets to a field Where they believe all horses should be Their spirit contained, …

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