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Passing Ballybrit Castle

By force won from the feirce O’Flahertys Held by Burke for the English Crown On the wrong side of the Wars of …

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 …

White Sails on the Claddagh

White sails on the Claddagh Sail out neath grey skies Red sails of the Hookers Fished there in days gone by White …

Good Boys and other Blaggards

Bucks and nyeucks read books in nooks Of history, language and culture told Lewd jokes, vetted new comrades in diviment For adventures …

Red Path of the Stag

Set free, running free, blood flowing, fleeing fast in fright Wild eyed, pursued, the stag takes to flight The tribesmen of the …

Dark Brown Turf

In solidarity with the turf cutters. The latest of the poems restored to the website, this one was written a few years …

Fair Girls at the Horse Fair

They walk the streets, young, wild at heart Among horses the men admire Free of sprit and fast with word To the …

Wake at Ballinalee

My mother told of attending a wake when a child in her native village Ballinalee, where the pipes that were smoked cermonially …

Kenavo

One New Years Eve, a strange noise was heard in the small Kerry village of Portmagee… a strange procession of sailors from …

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, …

The Cold Time, Between New Years

” Between the New Years, of the Druid, and of Rome, Evergreen garlands decorate the homes still, The spirit of the faith …

Seek the Distant Isle

Of which was spoken the sailed to seek Many ships, families and fighting men, As generations had sailed before, They take  to …

The Harp of King Brian Ború

Its a mere 1001 years since the battle of Clontarf, and we understand little of the dynamics of the battle. There was …

Destiny Followed Demands Sacrifice

Standing sentry where Sceine lies His love who died at sea Before Ameregin chanted the sacred verse So this Island of Destiny …

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