Tag Archives: Poetry

The Leave-Taking

Recently, I came across an eye witness account from 1852 detailing the emotional scene of a group of families bidding farewell to loved ones who were about to emigrate from Ireland to far off lands. It was written by a … Continue reading

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The Bench

You’ll find me everywhere you go From mountains high to valleys low And in your haste from A to B My resting place you fail to see. But there are times you take a break Relaxing in the change of … Continue reading

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Inspiration From Images

I’ve been trying to write more poetry lately and for me the best way to get inspiration is through the use of images. Even when writing a scene for a book I usually see it play out in my head, … 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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