Guaire

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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

Three wishes – 1928

Nenagh Guardian 15th September, 1928 p.5 The Three Wishes In Iniscaltra’s holy fane, Once in the long ago, In pious converse sat, their hearts With love of God aglow, Kevin, the abbot of the Isle, From penance worn outright, And he whom still Confert reveres, Cumain the erudite; And, with them, Guaire, Connaught’s King, To … Continue reading

Guaire – 1866

Nation 27th October, 1866 p.10 ‘Twas when the troops of Guaire Had Suffered sore defeat, And he a lowly prisoner, Was brought to Dhiarmuid’s feet. Unto him came a Druid, All at the King’s behest, To sound the sea of charity That dwelt in Guaire’s breast. The Druid knelt beside him, And thus to Guaire … Continue reading

Kinvara Twilight – 2014

Kinvara Twilight At twilight in Kinvara town The Síog rise to play, They perch upon the castle wall And whistle out the bay. It stirs the air like a blackbird’s sigh Over the pier and on Skirts the boats to Smuggler’s Cove Beside the Canon’s Lawn Where drowsy swans raise dreamy heads To the lilt … Continue reading

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