Category Archives: ireland

EASTER 1916 – YEATS

EASTER 1916 I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or […]

Roger Casement Martyr

Once a Knight of the British Empire Roger Casement was led to his death before a firing squad. His crime was treason. He had plotted to have weapons delivered to the IRA to fight against the English during WWI. The Germans had failed to supply the arms. A lover sold him out to the Brits. […]

Spring Equinox 2016

Last year was a fierce winter. Snow came early and the cold stayed late. On several occasions I exited from the Fort Greene Observatory in my ski gear, which was good for -20 Fahrenheit. This winter New Yorkers prepared for the worst, but we were spared the last year’s harshness. Only one real blizzard and […]

Happy Padraic’s Day

Shot at the Stone Throne of Ballyconneeley 1997

DIRTY OLD TOWN by the Pogues

Several hundred bands will parade up 5th Avenue in New York in honor of St. Padraic. Not one of them will play DIRTY OLD TOWN. I love the Pogues and what about Spider’s teeth. real stumps they are. So for a good lift go to this URL And if you don’t like it, Go hifreann […]