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Doolin Drowning.jpg
The recitation recounts the awful and traumatic events when four local youths, John Murphy, and brothers James, John and Eddie Doran, along with four other youths, were drowned in Doolin Bay They were attending the Lisdoonvarna Festival on july 31st…

Hurling at Moghurry 1.jpg
An account, somewhat gloating, of a Wexford victory over a Carlow team in a game of hurling played in 1760!
From a book owned by Michael Morrissey, nephew of Luke Morrissey, titled 'In Praise of Heroes'.

Graiguenaspidogue Ball.jpg
The poem describes the characters and goings-on at a local ball.
From the Seamus Murphy collection.

Congo1.jpg
Location: Carlow Town
Kevin gleeson was one of the Irish UN peacekeepers killed in the Niemba ambush in 1960. His heroism and sacrifice, as well as that of his comrades, is celebrated in this poem

O'Gorman Men.jpg
Location: Carlow east
An account of an early county final, which was followed by further action among some of the supporters!

Heartache of the Exile.jpg
Location: Carlow county, Carlow west
The poem tells of the sadness of the exile

Wind That Shakes the Barley 1.jpg
Location Carlow south
The poem explores the link between love and love of country

Threee Little Fishermen.jpg
Location: Carlow west, River Barrow
A fun poem about fishermen, their tales and dreams.

Thomas Traynor (3).jpg
Location: Carlow County, especially Tullow
Thomas Traynor, from Tullow, was executed because of his involvement in the 1916 rebellion. Together with Kevin Barry and eight others he was initially buried in an unmarked grave in Mountjoy.

The Deereen.jpg
Location: Carlow east
The poem is about the nostalgia of the emigrant, thinking of the places and joys of their youth.
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