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Senchan, Guaire and the mice of Gort -1853

J. H. Todd and Eugene Curry Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836 – 1869), Vol.5 (1850-1853), pp. 355-366; (abridged excerpt from On Rhyming Rats to Death ) On the death of Dallan Forgaill, the chief ollave, or poet of Erinn, about A.D. 600, Senchan Torpest, a distinguished poet of Connacht, was selected to pronounce … Continue reading

St. Patrick – Baal’s Fire – 1852

Hymn of St. Patrick The Catholic Layman Vol. 1, No. 2 (Feb. 1852), pp. 16-18 (abridged) In the year 433 St. Patrick preached at Tara before Leogaire (or Laoghaire), then the supreme monarch of Ireland, on the celebrated hill of Tara, in the county of Meath, the chief residence of the Irish kings from the … Continue reading

Those olden days – 1875

Wexford People 18th September, 1875 p.8 (abridged) The youthful comrades whom we loved, can we forget then? Never! The heartfelt pressure of each hand remains with us forever. Though many a mile of sea and land since then our paths may sever. Can we forget those olden days? No, comrades, never! Never! Some east and … Continue reading

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