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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…

Wexford Rebel.jpg
A local view of the heroic sacrifice made by a local hero in his struggle to help his people in 1798.

Tongue of the Martyrs.jpg
The poem links Faith and Fatherland

Miley Carroll and Jim Toole 1.jpg
Location: Carlow south
The song is about two men who died in the Irish Civil War; they were shot by government forces at Shean, near Myshall

Bloody Sunday 1920.jpg
Location: County Carlow
Luke regisrters the disgust felt throughout the country at the killings by English troops in Croke Park on 'Bloody Sunday@.

Graves of the Brother Martyrs.jpg
Location: Carlow south
The poem remembers the killing of two brothers by the Black and tans, in the War of independence

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

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.

Teresa Malone 1   Mac Suibhne.jpg
Location: Carlow South
Another telling of the heroism of Teresa Malone at the time of the Battle of Kilcumney in 1798
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