A morning fair, o’erarched with skies of May,
Broke over files of men in stern array-
By wrongs made reckless – to avenge the flood –
The seething torrent of their tears and blood
By England’s hell-hounds shed. The sunbeams fell
‘Tis the dewy hour of sunrise
In the glorious month of May
And the heated mist presages
Summer’s splendour thro’ the day.
Muffled, stealthy in the silence
Sounds the noise of tramping feet:
Men whose sons are free come marching
Carlovian Paul was tasked with writing an anthem for the 50th Irish Derby; this is the result! Paul composed the lyrics, Lt Mark Armstrong the music and the anthem was performed by Celine Byrne, backed by the Millicent Singers and the No.1 Army Band.…
The recitation recounts the awful and traumatic events when four local youths, John Murphy, and brothers James, John and Eddie Doran, along with four other youths, were drowned in Doolin Bay They were attending the Lisdoonvarna Festival on july 31st…
An account, somewhat gloating, of a Wexford victory over a Carlow team in a game of hurling played in 1760!
From a book owned by Michael Morrissey, nephew of Luke Morrissey, titled 'In Praise of Heroes'.