Tag Archives: Poetry

Seamus Heaney RIP

Sad to learn of the death of Seamus Heaney, Nobel Literature lureate from 1995 and surely one of THE great poets. We have all read his books and he was THE LAUREATE of at least one Norn Iron tribe. …the … Continue reading

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Parity Of Esteem…The “Gotcha” Moment In Irish History?

Years ago…pre Good Friday Agreement I believe, David Trimble signed unionists up to Parity of Esteem. I dont recall if I actually punched the air at the news. But I am pretty certain that I said “Gotcha!” because signing up … Continue reading

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Robert Burns …..Jacobite to Jacobin

It is somewhat ironic that in their search to find a culture……Unionists discovered the Ulster-Scots Culture and decided to honour Robert “Rabbie” Burns……..Burns Night being 25th January……..it seems almost churlish to point out that Robert Burns was born in 1759……..just … Continue reading

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