BACK TO THE BANKS OF THE GRAND

  Water catches light Like I once reached out To catch a wave Along this same stretch of water, This same cosy current of canal That has slowed, now, Like my footsteps, Like my stokes; Coming back on the bend, Finding favour In the freshness Of all that was once familiar, Letting go of the […]

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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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