(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
Of a man who was born
This child of Ben Bulben
Beneath Sligo lies.
Added by Walter on September 19, 2008 at 15:55 —
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 —
Newest version is up in my song playlist.
Added by Shawn McCoy on September 12, 2008 at 18:30 —
GO GO GO , AND HILARY WILL WILL HELP YOU TO GO ALL THE WAY
Added by tony paxton on September 9, 2008 at 13:05 —
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 —
How to find music locally in the states and elsewhere.
First go to http://www.myspace.com
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Ronnie on August 28, 2008 at 23:00 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 21, 2008 at 22:26 —
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 www.bsgfolkart.com
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 —
((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 —
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 —
It was sad to learn today of Ronnie Drew's passing on Saturday. I found out from someone in the chat room during Klara McDonnell's show.
It was also mentioned that there's some Ronnie Drew and Dubliners videos on YouTube, and that made me think of the documentary From Clare to Here with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill that I'd seen there a while ago. So I decided if it wasn't already here at LI, it should be. It's in five parts, with a total running time probably a bit over 40… Continue
Added by MobyD on August 18, 2008 at 23:38 —
Okay, okay, these things pile up. In the middle of last month's writing assignments for The Chicago Irish-American News, LiveIreland.com, Irish Music Magazine, the Public Radio show with my co-star and brilliant music interpreter, Shay Clarke, these things pile up. Last month, we told you about a single album. The unequalled, Beal Tuinne. Did you get your copy yet? So, when you get 500 albums sent to you every year, guess what happens? They pile up. Brace yourself, Bridgid, here they all come… Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on August 18, 2008 at 19:00 —
A little somthing I wrote for someone special. It's not that good, but I thought I would share it anyway. I may even show it to them one day.
I hope you like it,
Dreaming of You
I awoke to the moon and thoughts of you,
Flooding my room and dreams
They both shine brightly within me
Hearing your voice I tremble
Yet find a clam
That eases me
I look forward… Continue
Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 16, 2008 at 5:51 —