"Sorry my comment didn't show, John. I only wondered if u were at home or abroad during the '81 Hunger Strike as ur poem is so poignant and detailed of the conditions the men/Bobby were in while still in the cells, before being moved…"
"Speaking as an O'Reilly, I have enjoyed this information and look forward to hearing more of why/how the Clanns fell out. Our O'Rourke neighbour at home in Inniskeen, South Co. Monaghan always referred to the battle between our families…"
"I appreciate your article John though cannot actually like it as it's yet another piece of 'horrible histories' that are full of the worst parts of mans' inhumanity to man but thank you for reminding us of what did occur on the…"
"Definitely was 'against the odds' and a pity the schoolmaster wasn't made to pay for his action; Being from county Monaghan we heard this wonderful story at school so lovely to see it again John. Michael (above), I thought it was…"