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Today's Ready Munchies...

Proverbs 29…remind me not to pamper my servants *whip cracking*

Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.

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Seamus Heaney's Last Poem

The National Gallery of Ireland in Merrion Square, Dublin, recently published an anthology of Irish writers’ personal responses to paintings in the gallery. Invitees chose a painting and then wrote a piece, some poetry, some prose, relating to their choice. 366 more words

Irish Poetry

Poem of the Day #12 - Digging by Seamus Heaney

I miss Seamus Heaney, and I remember enjoying this poem of his at GCSE. Enjoy.


Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pin rest; snug as a gun. 206 more words

My Stuff

happy birthday da

It is my father’s birthday today. Unimaginably, he is 76 years old, but like the rest of us, I’m sure there are times when he feels not one iota different from the handsome young man with a shock of black hair, smiling that smile at his beautiful girlfriend ~ 722 more words


Seamus Heaney and Caillebotte's Banks of a Canal

Seamus Heaney finished this poem 10 days before he died, meditating on the serene beauty of a canal painted by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte. 113 more words

21st Century

Update about Remembrance, October 23rd at Pearse St Library

 A reminder about Remembrance at Dublin’s Pearse Street Library on Thursday October 23 at 5.30.

We’ll have four students from Mount Carmel Secondary School for Girls, Kings Inn Street Dublin 1: Shannon who will tell the story of the Last Post and its nightly connection to Menem Bridge. 68 more words

Seamus Heaney's last poem

An interesting piece on ‘last words’ in The Conversation  encouraged me to reflect on, not so much final words themselves but more how we interpret them. 264 more words