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Gheluvelt

One of the quirks behind Gheluvelt was not alone was our Donegal freind of Longford extraction in the field, but it was …

This Far and No Farther

World War One was a savage conflict, and long before the invention and application of Blitzkrieg the Germans were “masters of shell …

Death Comes Calling

Chicken Little of the modern age “The sky is falling” the media rage They follow him through the darkest wood He knows …

War Over, Battle Just Begun

Take a Hero Fishing is one of the many campaigns by activists to help the veterans fit back into society. Suffering PTSD, …

Longford during the “Emergency”

Im of Longford extraction and am a Longford man to be when my cottage in Ballinamuck is restored and I move up …

On The Border Run

The line that Craig the clever chap Carving Ulster in three, drew on a map The maximum area the minority could hold …

1916 – War and Revolution

1916 – a year to most Remembered for slaughter of the Somme Youth sacrificed by generals incompetence Against the odds sent to …

Those Who Fought on That Side

Many men faught not for Ireland But under another flag And of their deeds our folklore feeds Of them we like to …

“Cá bhfuil siad Anois

Cá bhfuileadar anois, mic na hÉireann? ’s siad marbh, ina gcoladh innú i dteach Dé, Ach éireoidh siad san am atá le …

Dawn Breaks as Yeats Goes to Sleep

Yeats died before the outbreak of war, and his Nobel prizes and international fame was most seen through the Versailles era, with …

Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a hanam

Remembering the fallen Irish of both world wars, who were forgotton due to the stigma of being in the British Army Their …

Bones in the Sun

I was at a remembrance service for April 8th, a decade or more ago, – the commemorative day for victims of the …

This Is What Death Looks Like

The wild stare as his last breath His weakened lungs struggled to make A gaping mouth as to breath He tries, his …

There Is No Time for Art

Was at the Body and Soul festival doing a reading with my fellow Tullamore Rhymers, and this one got a good reception. …

The Fall of the Germans of Vrsac

The Banat Germans dispapperaered after WWII. From forced migration to revenge attacks, only a small minority remain, often hiding among repectable minorities …

Those Little Boats Goliaths Faced

Those little boats Goliath’s faced Commandeered and commanded by brave men Who risked their lives to save others lives So they could …

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