The Antrim Coast

The Antrim Coast

Turns out the BBC is releasing a new 3-part Documentary looking at the forging of the Antrim Coast road. Recognised as one of the great tourist drives of the world. To tie in, I thought, have a poem: You see a simple stretch of road, from arch to arch in length Yet no...
In Memory of Sgt James McManus

In Memory of Sgt James McManus

In memory of my Great, Great Uncle who died of wounds on the 14th July 1916.  Although I haven’t traced the exact circumstances yet, it is most likely he was wounded on the 1st of July as the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles went over the top on the...
What did Larne ever do for me?

What did Larne ever do for me?

Larne: County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Not the most famous town on the planet, not the prettiest, not the most industrious. It isn’t famed for the birthplace of a US president, like seemingly every other parish in Ireland is (although it does claim a few...