‘In Memory of My Mother’ by Patrick Kavanagh

‘In Memory of My Mother’ (Patrick Kavanagh) I do not think of you lying in the wet clay Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see You walking down a lane among the poplars On your way to the station, or happily Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday You meet me and you say: ‘Don’t […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, was born in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, was born in Wexford. 1856 – Birth of New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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‘In Memory of My Mother’ by Patrick Kavanagh

‘In Memory of My Mother’ (Patrick Kavanagh) I do not think of you lying in the wet clay Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see You walking down a lane among the poplars On your way to the station, or happily Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday You meet me and you say: ‘Don’t […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

In Ireland, like in the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, in other words, three weeks before Easter Sunday, usually during the second half of March or at the beginning of April. 1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the […]

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‘In Memory of My Mother’ – Patrick Kavanagh

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see You walking down a lane among the poplars On your way to the station, or happily Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday – You meet me and you say: ‘Don’t forget to see about the cattle […]

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Today in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Isaac Weld, author, is born in […]

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