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CHRISTMAS SEAS

Kinsale Harbour’s prettiest sights Are when the boats are rigged with lights – Tinsel fore and streamers aft – Sailors decorate their craft, Reflected in the inky seas Like buoyant, bobbing Christmas trees.

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THE DUSTMAN’S FUNERAL

Around the town he’d wheel his pair of bins, That once I heard referred to as his twins. He picked up litter around the ruined fort, And swept the pathways of the coastal walk. Unnoticed by most, he cleaned the … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SUNSET FROM MY NEW HOME

I’ve grown to love this country view Of dark-brown fields ploughed a-new.   Candy clouds shot through with pink Cloak the winter sun which sinks   Into darkening twilight grey, Sucking colours from the day.   The distant lights of … Continue reading

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SANDYCOVE ISLAND SWIM 2012

The Atlantic swells towards Gaelic shores Carrying legends of swims that have gone before.   I tell of an island as green as can be, Rising like a turtle out of the sea; Surrounded by rocks and crashing waves, Pebbly … Continue reading

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DRAGON GOLD CUP REGATTA, KINSALE, 8th – 14th SEPTEMBER 2012

Polish your Docksides and chill the Bolly, The Yacht Club’s full of mariners  with lolly. The quayside’s a-buzz with boats getting ready; Down the slip ways she goes: look out – hold her steady! Heave Ho! Heave Ho! Hoist the sails … Continue reading

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Kinsale Arts Festival July 2012

Virtue and Vice, art by the sea. Classical music, philosophy and tea. Children enthralled by stories in caves; Cellists nearly swept away by the waves. Dickens, Shakespeare, we don’t mind the rain. The food, the drama, please play it again! … Continue reading

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