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Renmore Point

Pass by, By Boat, By foot… You and I. I wrote this for the LOVE ON THE ROCKS – DUBLIN facebook group, …

Heading to the Horizon

Written on hearing a talk about doing the Camino, when heading out the walker told us his favourite part was looking at …

Never Say the Woman Is Not a Lady

You could break down in a worse place Even if you were not like His Grace There is in it no disgrace …

The Fourth Funnel

Proud men of Belfast built her Rivets driven blow by blow Built with inner savage pride Workers today seldom know… And from …

The Muses Café

Easons on Dublins O’ Connell Street has a Cafe called Muses… appropiate for a bookshop! While there, looking at pictures of now …

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, …

Arvagh

Provinces three by waters banks By war and history defined Men with quill drawing maps Each side to each outlined. Breiffne split …

Looking Out at the Skelligs

From clifftop in morning mist A view I would have missed If weather was finer, or I had slept This murky view …

Kenavo

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

Fairy Fort at Lough Gowna

Did they look as I walked Where tradition states one never should, Inside the round ditches of the fort, Perched above Loch …

Honest Hands Build True

Honest hands build walls true: Work plain for all to see – Stands the test of time, Passed by walkers like me …

Two Magpies – Lough Atalia

Before me from the railtrack a magpie few Alone over the lake to trees Another for sorrow, of the piseog I thought: …

Summits Reached Before Depths

I climbed Cairn Hills summit step by step On a day when all was well The depths to which I was about …

Merlin Woods – Spring Morning

The castle watches over landscape changed By mans creation, not the acts of war like before As in former times, this land …

To Walk the Camino

I, a walker, have long planned To walk the Camino way But life such plans have thwarted So I write here today …

Little Lake, Big Dreams

The little lake, water lapping, little future Local lads, big dreams and ambitions Far away fields were greener than the stoney ones …

Merlin Woods: Christmas Morning

I did not join they praying crowds In man built temples made of stone I did not go to pray as such …

Walking Past Adamnans Church in Birr

Its just another ruined church to some, but St Brendans Old Church in Birr is where a little known Irish saint wrote …

And None Had Passed That Way Before

And none had passed that way before At least not for a while And for the walker these trees and fences Prove …

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