Erris Poetry is a poetry and essay site of Brian Fahy, a Lancashire man of Mayo lineage, who spent all his summers in Erris and Westport, County Mayo, and who now resides in the beautiful city of Stirling, in Scotland.
Where Is England?
England is a troubled land So many ills beset it A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work Seems we haven’t met it Yet immigrants still seek our shores Land of hope and glory And wealthy folk still rule the roost This the land of Tory Lost an empire so we did Haven’t…
They gathered in the Dail In Leinster House Representatives of Ireland gathered there And a returned Yank addressed them Spoke of Ireland And of his love for pure Irish air Great to see a nation come together Assembled in one place to hear a speech A willingness to share in echoed story Desire for…
Sunshine In Dublin
A brief stay in Belfast Where politics has shut down The fearful DUP Refuse to settle down So speak to young ones this time And wish them happy days Then off to the republic And to the welcome gaze Oh Ireland of the welcomes How dear you are today My heart is lifted to…
Brian Fahy lives in Stirling, Scotland. He grew up in Tyldesley, near Manchester, then a coal mining town. His father and grandfather were miners. His mother was from Erris in County Mayo and summer holidays were spent in the west of Ireland. His father’s people were also Irish with Mayo, Sligo and Monaghan connections. His father saw service in the British army for six years followed by six more years of war: North Africa, Normandy and the advance into Germany. Brian is now retired and enjoys writing verse to recapture old memories and share stories.
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