Margaret Gallagher

She gets her water from the well

Cooks on an open fire

Lives in her ancestral home

All her heart’s desire


She knows her neighbours knows them well

Involved in local life

Books surround her on a shelf

Butter on the knife


Irish country cottage

The world comes to her door

See her world on You Tube

Walk her earthen floor


Fire and water feed her life

Keep her from the cold

A gentle woman truly

She will not grow old


Brian Fahy

20 February 2022


+ Margaret Gallagher lives in a cottage near Belcoo, County Fermanagh. She is famed for the simplicity of her life style, without running water, without electricity. She is 80 years old this year.


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