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The Plague Paths are Fading Now

The plague paths are fading now That were worn by feet Of folk who sought to avoid The people that they would …

We Are All Wanderers

Inspired by quotes from John Connell, author of “The Running Book”, who said to see our way through troubles including COVID19, we must never forget the beauty in life.

Because The Sun Still Shines

The sun shining tells us there are better times after the storm, worth remembering in these #COVID19 times

The Wide World Beyond the Door

One good thing about #covid19 is that we should be able to get a bit of writing done. Here’s a reflective piece #InternationalPoetryCircle

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?

Poor Scholar of Today

What to me is Gael and Gall?– “Poor Scholar of the Forties”, Padraic Columb Little Greek or Latin is taught nowScholars of …

No Dancing From The Easter Sun

Musings in verse on the current issues of consent, and the Ulster Rugby scandal. The Scots Law judgement of “Not Proven” would …

Ireland – Is It But a Notion?

As the Catalan Independence movement is crushed for now by Spain, we remember the Irish declaration of 1919… the events of the …

1798 Thinking

“Thats 1798 thinking” ~ Longford phrase meaning its an old fashioned notion and idealist, unlike modern reality To think like we did, …

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 …

Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …

Black Swan on the Claddagh

The black swan still swims on the Claddagh, showing example to our people as times of heightened tensions have seen attacks on …

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