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Oh! Hear My Prayer St. Patrick

Oh! Hear My Prayer St. Patrick. (A poem by Walter Magill © Copyright 1992)

Oh! Hear my prayer St. Patrick

From this your Erin’s Isle

Your people all are fighting

Their hearts are filled with vile

Their blood is on your green fields

Your towns and cities fair

Your children all are crying

Their future’s in despair.

Oh! Hear My Prayer St. Patrick

To you I humbly plead

Grant peace to all your people

To each their God and… Continue

Added by Walter on September 19, 2008 at 16:15 — 1 Comment


Thirty-six years ago to the day - the hour was noon - one Spring day in Belfast. History recants the story. In all conflicts the innocent suffer. Bombs do not discriminate – they kill and maim with equal resolution regardless of class, creed, age, gender or colour. None are immune. To a lasting peace for all.

ONE SPRING DAY IN BELFAST - Donegall Street, March 20, 1972

(A poem by Walter Magill © Copyright 2008)

I was there that day

When day was turned… Continue

Added by Walter on September 19, 2008 at 16:13 — 1 Comment

The Dancer with the White Face . . .

The Dancer with the White Face
(An Ode to a friend)
Copyright ©Walter Magill 2003

I saw a dancer in the night
A body tanned a face of white.
I watched her sway in rhythmic geste
Her arms in motion – heaving breast.
I touched the moment of her dance
Her legs transfixed in sensual stance.
I gathered in her smells and sounds
Her body moves both full and round.
And all too soon the dance did end
But I had found a ‘dancing’ friend.

Added by Walter on September 19, 2008 at 16:00 — No Comments

Horseman Stop!

Horseman Stop!
(A poem by Walter Magill © Copyright 1973)

This child of Ben Bulben
Beneath Sligo lies
In Drumcliff churchyard
In common demise
No statue, no altar
No mark of the great
Just a few chosen words
On a gray, granite slate
And a name to remember
For eternity
Of a man who was born
For posterity
This child of Ben Bulben
Beneath Sligo lies.

Added by Walter on September 19, 2008 at 15:55 — No Comments

Where to go in Ireland?

I'm looking to make my first trip to Ireland next year. In fact I may be the first of my branch of the family to be allowed back in in the past 100 years.... anywho.. where should I go?

Added by John Knight on September 13, 2008 at 22:51 — No Comments

Almost done my demo!!

Newest version is up in my song playlist.

Added by Shawn McCoy on September 12, 2008 at 18:30 — 1 Comment



Added by tony paxton on September 9, 2008 at 13:05 — No Comments

got the cream

the mccain smile reminds me of the tom cat who got the cream, i saw him look at palin , of course cream will go sour after a few day,s

Added by tony paxton on September 9, 2008 at 11:52 — 2 Comments

Found an interesting way to find Irish bands playing in the area

How to find music locally in the states and elsewhere.
First go to
Click on the Music section.
In there click on the Shows section.
Now enter your zip code, and change the What from Any Genre to Celtic.
Then click Submit.
It works for Ireland also.

Added by Charlie on September 5, 2008 at 19:00 — No Comments

Heading for Vacation

Today is my last day at work. Tomorrow evening I am leaving on Iceland Air for 14 days in Ireland and the UK with a day long stopover in Iceland. I will spend two days in London before heading to Cork and Dublin. I finish my trip in Durham and London before flying ghome on Iceland Air on th 17th. Stay tune for my exciting adventures...

Added by Dennis Donovan on September 2, 2008 at 14:34 — No Comments

Telling of The Bride

Here is the Bride poem I was going to write. It came today while trying to write something else. Go figure.

I hope you enjoy,



Telling of The Bride

I tried to write a poem, of a Bride dressed in white

To describe her beauty,

But nothing was right

I wanted it to be from the groom’s point of view,

But no words came to mind

For how she lights up the… Continue

Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 29, 2008 at 21:38 — No Comments

I'm screwed if a fire alarm goes off right now. :)


Added by Ronnie on August 28, 2008 at 23:00 — No Comments

Aw, crappers...

Turns out I didn't pass the FE. Not surprised, but disappointed. Not surprised because, well, I didn't go to engineering school for six years before taking it. Disappointed because, well, I'd have been able to quit this place and go work at Townsend and d what I really like, which is study technology and law. Aw, crappers, indeed. Guess I'm going to have to go about this another way. SO... I'm going to start a B.S. degree program to run concurrently with law school. The B.S. will be in… Continue

Added by Ronnie on August 28, 2008 at 22:34 — No Comments

Poems change

Hello all,

I was working on a poem about how beautiful a bride is as she walks down the ailse. Written from the perspective of the groom as he watches her entering the room and coming toward him.

However, it took a BIG change in direction. I'm thinking this one over before I post it. I know some people come here to read my poems, and I'm not sure if I want to share this one ... yet. I'm giving it a bit of thought. Like many of my other poems, it came rushing out when I started… Continue

Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 24, 2008 at 7:30 — No Comments

Dad, myself and our family at the Buffalo Irish Festival

Dad and I representing Co. Antrim (he's from Belfast) in the Festival's "Parade of Counties"

Papa with his Antrim Sign and his two granddaughers, Adianna (l) and Antonia (r)

My neice, Adiana, in celebration mode

Brother, Kevin, Mom (Co. Galway) and a long-time… Continue

Added by James Doyle on August 22, 2008 at 18:00 — No Comments

liveIreland listener Donal in Canada demos liveIreland mobile Radio

liveIreland listener Donal in Canada demos liveIreland Radio on the new Iphone 3G. Send us your video snippets listening to LI by joining liveIreland and use the video uploader service. Nokia have also announced that liveIreland is now feeding full track listing and graphics on all new Nokia N95 / 6… Continue

Added by Daithi Locha on August 22, 2008 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Judge Me Not

This is a poem I have been thinking about today.

I hope you enjoy it.



Judge Me Not

Judge me not for what I am,

But who I am inside

Love me for who I am

I have nothing to hide

Think not bad thoughts, or wish upon me

Things I can not bare

But Look within my heart and soul

And see who I am in there

I am a Mother and a friend

All… Continue

Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 21, 2008 at 22:26 — No Comments


Mike and I played at THE BIG HURRAH, our very first Folk Arts Council summer music festival. The festival started August 18th and runs until the 22nd. Check out our website at for all the events. Last night was an evening of Ballads, Stories and other Lies by the Second Stage Players (Diane Dolye, Donny Dunphy, Chris, Tom Doyle and Cal McNiven).… Continue

Added by Jill (mandogrl) on August 20, 2008 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Why Gaelic Should be Adopted as the National Language

((This is something that I found on an older Irish webpage written by John J. O'Callaghan ))

Reason Why Gaelic Should Be Adopted as the National Language

Reasons why English is so hard to learn & why we should adopt Gaelic as our national language:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish… Continue

Added by JoanMarie on August 19, 2008 at 17:40 — No Comments

Inspired to write

I've been inspired to write again. This is something I started yesterday and finished today. It sort of took a turn along the way as I was writting it and now the name I originally had in mind doesn't seem right. So this one will be un-named, until it reveals itself to me.

I hope you enjoy it,



I found something I can not have

Beautiful, lovely, and true

I found something I can… Continue

Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 19, 2008 at 0:50 — No Comments

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