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Matt Connor # Bunratty Castle # Bressie

Margaret Mc Curtain
To J C McQuaid
She made herself clear
And history was made
It’s Mental Health Day
Darkness to Light
With troopers like Bressie
The future looks bright
Offaly’s Matt Connor
Now there is a hero
Shot down in his prime
He never scored zero
Old carbide lamps
A glow in Kircubbin
Socks on the range
Iron pots and Dubbin
Lockdown is on
All’s quiet in Belgooly
Guards driving round
In search of a hooley
Skulling black stout
Below in Bunratty
I ran seven miles
Not bad for a fatty
Ill-fated Icarus
His doomed wings of wax
Just even the thought
You’d go in your cacks.

Beidh mé ar ais…Sláinte.

About Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

Tom Clancy, Poet. He is a renowned Irish folk musician, an aficionado of the tin whistle and the unique sounding, "Low Whistle". Well known as a Trad Folk Singer and International Rugby player, his poetry now speaks for itself, from the Hearth and the Heart. Facebook features more and more Poetry extracts as he nears the launch of his first book of poems. Tom is available as an after dinner speaker and entertainer, delivering the music and stories that form the soundtrack of his life.
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