UP IN DUBLIN, KILMAINHAM GAOL

  ‘If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win it by a better deed.’ Patrick H. Pearse, President of the Provisional Government of Irish Republic, Kilmainham Gaol, May 2nd 1916, later executed at 3.30am, 3rd May, by the gunshots of 12 soldiers. He was 36 years old. He […]

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UP IN DUBLIN, LITERARY GHOSTS

The door from 7 Ecceles street which Joyce made into a home for Leopold Bloom in his novel Ulysses  Haiku poetry based on Ulysses  James Joyce Sweny Druggist in Dublin, featured in the novel Ulysses Exterior of Blooms Hotel, Dublin  The Dublin Writers Museum  Beckett, Shaw, Wilde, Joyce, Behan, Yeats, Kavanagh, O’Brien… Samuel Beckett Bram […]

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HUMBLE AT THE HEART

Humble at the heart of this landscape, this dreamscape I’m training through, I’m taken by its blossoming breast; forests firing up like volcanos that have shun their rest, luscious leaves of lava sweep through cities, for man has no control over the mountain just as nature has no defence against the molten flame, as fiery […]

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A DEER BY A DOLMAN IN DUBLIN

– Where you there, all the time, I asked myself, for I have not discovered the powers of hindsight, as our words wove like the wind around the whispers the woods were once witness to? – Where you there all the time, I asked myself, in that soft spot of spirit in the fold of […]

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