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For two hundred years its stood,
Among the Wicklow hills,
The source of people's hopes,
The cure for many ills.
It was built by Fr Blanchfield,
With faith and a hundred pound,
And it is fitting that there he rests,
Inside the church he…

In Winter Dawn.MP3
In winter dawn in years long gone
Our forefathers adored the sun,
Druids offered gifts to golden Fionn
So crops might grow and male babes come.

Then Patrick came and changed our ways;
Replaced the gods of older days.
He fanned a fire up high…

Turning of the Year.MP3
Christmas time is here, the turning of the year;
We celebrate with feasting and with hope for the new year,


And all enjoy the season, the turning of the year;
Each home is full of happiness and all are of good…

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

Purple Heather.jpg
William A. Byrne, from Rathangan in Kildare, was a professor in Knockbeg College. 'The Light on the Broom' was the collection from which this poem is taken.

Father Cullen PP.jpg
Eulogy for Fr. Cullen, PP of Tinryland who died in 1913. The poem captures the thoughts and feelings of the priest's parishioners.

Sister of Mercy.jpg
The poem explores the motivation that inspired a nun's devotion. The Convent of Mercy on Dublin Road was the mother-house of the Sisters of Mercy.
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