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Rathvilly, Liam Murphy.MP3
I’m an exile from Erin, sure there’s many miles between
The place I was born, on the old village green
Where I played in my childhood, as there’s few there would know
How I long for Rathvilly where the sweet Slaney flows.

Now my thoughts…

Michael Donohue.MP3
Michael Donoghue

CHORUS
Michael Donoghue, I really do love you;
Although you’re in the Duffery to you I will be true.
And Michael Donoghue I’ll Tell you what I’ll do:
Just stop pretending you’re a guard and I will marry you.

Now I…

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

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!

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.

Where the Deereen Waters flow.jpg
Location: Carlow East
Pat adopts the persona of the emigrant, nostalgic for the places where he grew.

Tribute to Margaret Shannon.jpg
Location: Carlow East
John pays tribute to a local, well respected lady

Homes of Clonegal.jpg
Location: Carlow east
Willie adopts the persona of the emigrant wistfully remembering his home place

The Boys of '63 1, W. White.jpg
Location: East Carlow, Clonegal

St. Mullins Patron Day and The Hiring Day at Tullow.jpg
Location: South Carlow, East Carlow
Each poem informs of very different activities, one of the pious actions of the Pattern / Patron and the other of the somewhat less actions associated with the Hiring day!
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