I grew up on Dublin's northside, in Stoneybatter - one of the five ancient roads to Tara. Now, I live in Wicklow, but still feel the draw of my old hometown. Here's why ...
A friendly nod, a bit of wit,
A pint of plain, that's part of it.
Canal bank walks and side-street strolls
In the shadow of Vikings and brave rebel souls
Where the sound of great music,
The sight of fine art
And the lines of our wordsmiths
Have all played their part
To make this Fair City the one we adore,
From the breadth of her mountains
To the sands of her shore.
It's a home for all cultures
A haven of sorts
And a place that runs deep in all of our hearts
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Kind sir, did you pen this poem? Chills!
It's not the greatest of poems, I know, but it's from the heart
Oh yes it is; it's the greatest of poems. I bet you're tempted to tell me to give it over! In all seriousness, well done, David!
Thanks Claire. There was a little competition held in Dublin a couple of years ago, to express what was so great about the city. The poem was my entry at the time.It didn't win a prize, but I like it.
Heritage Partner Comment by Totally Irish Gifts on June 28, 2015 at 2:42pm
That's really lovely David, thanks for posting.
Thanks Shauna, that's very of you to say
Heritage Partner Comment by That's Just How It Was on July 7, 2015 at 12:23pm
HAving been raised in Bray Co Wicklow ; I have some understanding of how you feel about Dublin ; I live across the water in Lancashire and long to walk the promenade .
The book I wrote about my Grandmother ; is a testament to my feeling about the small Town taht I live din ; which grew out of all proportion during the Celtic Tiger years
That's Just How It Was ;; is on Amazon
click on teh link to view my video .........
I live in Greystones, Mary, so I've walked the promenade in Bray many times. Your book sounds like an invaluable resource into an important time in Irish social history. I hope it achieves the success it deserves.
Heritage Partner Comment by That's Just How It Was on January 30, 2016 at 11:40am
Thank you David .. it is the real story about my Grandmother ///