by John Manning The blackbird sings in the town of Kings And I am a very young boy, Getting up in the gloom of my own bedroom In Bridge Street Athenry. On my way to school I would wait ...
by John Tully St. Judes, Barrack Street, Athenry. ————————————————– The soldiers stainless sword is handed in Which flashed so brighly on that Easter morn. When like the phoenix thro’ the flame reborn A nation’s soul resurgent, lives again, ‘Twas then ...
SOURCE: THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, NO. 10 1998 Artist: Conor Fallon Date: 1992 Medium: Steel Measurements: 3.95m high Location: Athenry, Co. Galway CONOR FALLON, R.H.A. Born Dublin 1939 Self-taught Started painting ...
SOURCE: ATHENRY FAS TEAMWORK SCHEME (1992) LEADER: MRS MARIE FAHY, SCHEME SPONSOR: ATHENRY PROJECT SOCIETY You may speak of your crater in Arizona so fair Or the bottomless punchbowl beside Co. Clare But both of these wonders, be they ever ...
BY PEGGY WALSH SOURCE: ATHENRY ADC PUBLICATIONS – THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, 1992 The announcement of Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Prize for Literature opened the floodgates to wonderful memories of his visit to Athenry. He came to take part in a major ...
SOURCE: THE CONNACHT TRIBUNE 24TH DECEMBER 1909 On last Monday morning nearly, Messers. Nolan and O’Reilly, Had all their armed forces, To swear upon their oath O’Reillys claim was water And Dick Nolan called it slaughter While sir Acheson ...
BY J.D. COSTELLO, BELCLARE, TUAM SOURCE: THE CONNACHT TRIBUNE 1909 In a pretty spot on Galway I would always like to be Where the boys are patriotic and the colleens full of glee The hallmark of freedom is on its ...
BY DES GLYNN SOURCE: CONTACT MAGAZINE 1980 The Yeats summer school is on in Sligo and this being the season therefore of Yeats scholarship, I would like to draw the attention of the professors and pundits to the fact that ...
by Aideen Rynne Source: The Athenry Journal 1995 DAY OF REST On Sunday the gates Of quiet open and the slow sluices allow the tide Of things to go its different gaits; And earth shows her other side. There ...
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