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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

Thousand Leagues From Carlow Town 2.jpg
Location: Carlow town
A poem about an emigrant girl, fallen on hard times in New York

The Carlow Dolmen, B. Harding - Copy.jpg
Location: Carlow county
Brendan reflects on the mysterious history of the Dolmen, and its affect on him.

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Location: Carlow town
O'Hanrahan's, often known as 'The Blues', is based in Carlow Town and have a long history of good football teams. This text is a jocose 'dig' at a robust style of play!

The Battle of Carlow, Bill Nolan.jpg
Location: Carlow town
Poem about the massacre of the rebels in 1798, in Carlow town; more than 600 bodies were buried in the Croppies' Grave in Graiguecullen.

Memories of Haddens, J. Candy.jpg
Location: Carlow town
John remembers working in Haddens' of Carlow, and some of the people he met there.

Mary From Sweet Carlow Town.jpg
Location: Carlow Town
A love story of loyalty and a happy ending.

Goodbye to Carlow Town, S. McCarthy.jpg
Location: Carlow town
Sean McCarthy (Shanagolden) wrote this after a sojourn in Carlow. It tells the sad love story of a widow with young son whose father died in the fight for freedom.
The second text is Sean's own telling of the context for his…

Dear Old Carlow Town.jpg
Location: Carlow town
A nostalgic reverie about the town, places and people.

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Tommy Makem wrote this in the late 1960's; he used travel to Carpenter's bar in carlow to help raise funds for the victims of the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
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