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The Turning of the Year 2.docx
Theme: Local event, Family love
The melody is from a Wexford carol by Caitriona O'Leary; the words are new

The Home I Left Behind p1.jpg
Mickey writes of an emigrant's sorrow at leaving his native place, his family and his loved one.

Rose of Rahanna.jpg
Nancy Sheil supplied this song, written by John O'Reilly from near Arklow, County Wicklow, about a lovestruck young man who had to leave his love to earn his fortune before returning to marry her.

Slaney Valley.jpg
Although the river Slaney is more associated with Wexford, the river and its tributaries flow through east Carlow also.
This is from the collection of Seamus Murphy.

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The Seasons of Our Years 2, Mick O'Connor.MP3
THE SEASONS OF OUR YEARS

Do you remember, darling, the springtime of our years,
The passion, the tensions, the laughter, and some fears?
We planted love together and tended it with care
And we faced into our seasons, uncertain what lay…

Notes for Mother.tif
MOTHER

The bright wind of Springtime brings you to my mind,

Filled with fine promise, all gentle and kind;

Fountain of hope and my bright, guiding star,

Still guiding my life choice from Heaven afar.


The soft breeze of Summer…

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

The Girl i left Behind me - Copy.jpg
Location: Carlow County
A love song about two lovers separated by the military term of the young man.

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Nelly Breen.jpg
Location: Carlow north
A nice love song set in a local place and with local characters
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