HISTORY LESSONS

 

HISTORY LESSONS by Tom O’Brien

 Ring of Kerry, Lackendaragh

Fachta Finn and Gougane Barra

Ollam, Piper, Beann a Ti

Farmer, Fiddler and Land-Lease

Viking, Norman and Wild Geese

Erimon and Fionn Macool

De Danann and No Home Rule

 

Clonmacnois and The Dail

Men of Erin, Fianna Fail

Democrats and Labour too

Gombeen men, the Dublin Zoo

Loonies, Moonies, Lords and Serfs

Poets, Painters, Suffragettes

Cowboy Pictures, Travelling Shows

Ceoltas Dancing, Frightening Crows

 

Tyrone, Tyrconnell, Red Hugh and Owen Roe

Cromwell, Robert Emmett, Dev and Strongbow

Pearse, Kevin Barry, Colm Cille, Maud Gonne

St Patrick, St Brigid, Mac Murrough, Wolf Tone

 

Aonach, Feis, Connemara

Irelands Own and Hill of Tara

Rock n Roll and fireside stories

Sorse Eireann and Mickey Magories

The Colleen Bawn, O’Donnell Abu

Leprechauns and Faeries too

Bloody Sunday, Black and Tans

Easter Rising, Bobby Sands

Oisin, Cormac, Tigernach

Cashel, Cratloe and Armagh

The Hills of Tullow, Conor Pass

Sarsfields Ride and Dorans Ass

The Croppy Boy and Ninety Eight

Sassanach and Fenian blade

The Clipper Carlton, Dicky Rock

St Stephens Green and Glendalough

 

Kilmainham, Kilmichael, Kilwarden, Kinsale

Dungannon, Dunmore, Enistymon, Rathkeale,

Fedelm, Eithne, Aofi, Kathleen

The Shamrock, the Harp, the Flute and Crubeen

Master McGrath and Brian Boru

Famine, Firbolgs, the H Blocks too

Ard Ri, Mountjoy, Parnell and Rynanna

Step-dancing, Morris Minors, Big Tom and Setanta

 

Tir Na Nog, the Galway Blazers

Bord Na Mona, Macs Smile razors

Mummers, Druids, Unionists

Catholics, Jews, Adventists

Malin Head and Poitin stills

Ikes and Mikes, the Book of Kells

Shannon, Suir, Boyne and Nore

The Gallowglass and Take The Floor

 

Blackleg, Wrenboy, Blackshirt, Whitethorn

Whiteboy, Boycott, Blueshirt, Blackthorn

Plantation, Emancipation, Emigration, Liberation

O’Connell, O’Brien, O’Hanlon, One Nation

Cuchullian, Rebellion, the Taylor and Ansty

B Behan, O’Casey, Riverdance and Planxty

Sean T, Mick Del, Sean Kelly, Glenroe

James Joyce, Christy Ring, Arkle and Mick’O

 

IRA, BBC

UVF, RTE

IRA and UCC

LDF and IRB

ICA and ESB

GAA and C of E

Saints and sinners

C’est la vie

Everyone is you and me.

 

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