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Cliffs of Clare # Zizi Jarmaire A true scribe of Aran One Breandán Ó’ hEithir The view from his cradle The stark cliffs of Clare To drift on a clear morn When tide is at neap Passing the caves Where … Continue reading

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Princess Grace # Strumpet City & Big Moss (RIP) Our beautiful Grace And true Gaelic loyalty A prince bent his knee To real Irish royalty Names scratched on windows Gore-Booth’s Lisadell Mass revolution Cathartic church bells James Plunkett his pen … Continue reading

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Peter Green # Olivia De Havilland. A carriage is waiting Beyond the moon beams A team of draught horses To take Peter Green I hope that John Lennon Has made it to heaven As rocking Mick Jagger Is seventy seven … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne # Christy Browne. Edna O’Brien And her Country Girls Innocence flowing Sweet words and curls The rustling yews Of peaceful Ardcarne A spiritual hilltop A shy Lindisfarne Aranmen carry Their currachs on high Beetles on beaches Mumbling on by … Continue reading

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Ruth Morrissey # Amy Winehouse RIP. (Late July) Bright star of her county Young Rosie Mc Cann Near beautiful Banbridge By the banks of the Bann Clouds over Munster This very sad day Ruth has departed And gone on her … Continue reading

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Campbell, Ward & Cat. Enamel on cups On bowls and on potties Beleek and bone china In posh Montenotte The age old saga Of Campbell or Ward One was a genius The other our Lord Flickering embers Like yarns in … Continue reading

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Parnell # Moving statues. Lapidary lines On cut Wicklow stone Parnell and Davitt Out on their own Old Metals rail walk Towards climber’s quarry Where men of pure iron Near formed a corrie We passed Dalkey castle With it’s flag … Continue reading

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Wellington, Nelson # Streedagh Strand. To hear the sweet calls Of bittern and mallard Tea on the moon God’s limestone bollards The lime tree walk In St. Stephen’s green Where bullets once whizzed In nineteen sixteen I was offered a … Continue reading

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Busking # Bram Stoker. The sea trickling over Antrim’s bright shingle Fungie is leaping For joy down in Dingle Home are the trawlers In old Killybegs Barefooted children Go searching for eggs I was born in a place Called Baile … Continue reading

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Sail on Big Jack. John F Kennedy And a regal-like casket Whale song and sorrow Engulfed the great Blasket Raindrops are rippling The lakes of Killarney Moonlight and kisses Romancing in Blarney Big Jack has sailed off To play in … Continue reading

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