Category Archives: Poets

Thursday Doors – a Town, a Poet and a Book.

This week’s Thursday Doors will explore the connection between the town of Dundalk, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and an old book that’s been in our family for generations. Remember that green copper spire that could be seen in the … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen – Musician and Poet

I have known Leonard Cohen’s music and poetry for over forty years, from my teens right into my fifties. I never did get to see him perform live at any of the venues he played on his visits to Ireland … Continue reading

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The First World War was a war of empires which drew men and women from all over the globe into its carnage. On this, one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, along with remembering those who lost their … Continue reading

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Francis Ledwidge Irish Poet and Soldier

A tribute on Remembrance Day, 2014 Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917) Irish Poet, Francis Ledwidge, was born in¬†Slane, county Meath, into a family of little means, the eighth of nine children. His parents, Patrick and Anne¬†Ledwidge, gave their children the best education … Continue reading

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