Was he the most important leader of contemporary Ireland?
I am the same age as the state
And neither turned out as you wished . . .
The man spoke. I had never seen him, never heard of him before, but boy did he make me laugh.
Even if I can’t read or write
I can imagine sun flooding a page.
THE BIRTHING By Maurice Brick On our little farm in Gorta Dubha we had for the most times, seven cows. The cows were well respected. They each had a name and a particular stall in the cowshed. We had Bó Dave which we bought from Dave a’Gabha (blacksmith), Bó Danny we bought from Danny Sheehy …
You get to love too his elegant turn of phrase, understatement providing more eloquence than a rattle of words.
The Letter Under The Pillow offers a detailed outline of how a diverse group of women helped develop a religious order in countries far from their Irish home,
After all the excitement of the Rising, he worked doggedly to help people who had been part of it.
For isn’t everything, if looked at closely,
a little off key: lovers and dancers
only a step out, a step away .
This exquisitely written book captures a period of transition not only in Irish society but also in the author’s own life.