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Tá Siad ag Damhsa Anocht

Tá siad ag damhsa anocht, na cailíní áileann, Níos faide ná smaointeoireacht , is ard ‘gus mór atá an ceol, Tá siad …

Suffer Little Children

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive …

My Ireland

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

No Horse Sense in Galway

The furore being kicked up over urban horses by supporters of Mike Cubbard a city council member rumbles on. Something of a …

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 …

Salmon Fisherman in River Corrib

On taking a picture of salmon fishers at the Salmon Wier in the Corrib a few days ago, I thought of Yeats …

No Tales Out of School

In days of old if you were bold Or not, and got yourself slapped by the rule Your parents you never told …

Whisht Held Well

“Hoult yer whisht” ~ keep quiet about that A whisht held well, held for too long So none could tell of the …

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 …

Catch of the Merrow

The Merrow (Moruadh or Murrúghach, from muir, sea, and oigh, a maid) was a sea spirit thought to lure people to their …

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 …

The Circus Animals Liberation

My circus animals were all on show, Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot, Lion and woman and the Lord knows what The …

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 …

Plain of the Kings of Irelands Past

Some people wonder why I am so into supporting the turf cutters rights. My dad worked Blackwater Bog, where the order came …

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 …

This Could Be 1939 Again

“This Could Be 1939 Again” Czech Roma refugee, a friend of mine, who will remain nameless, circa 1998 The flames of fate …

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