Bridget Carey(Died 12 May 1962)

Sixty years ago this May

Nanna Carey died

My mother’s mother


I remember her with pride

White marble slab

Black lettering

Records her life gone by

Never to be forgotten

A Dhia Dean Trocaire


A life lived out in Erris

By Doolough’s western strand

Glencullen all her married life

A family to command

And widowed more than forty years

I remember her in black

Keep going she would say to me

There is no going back


Out from her life

Her children went

Out to foreign shores

And children’s children

Found their way

Right back to Nanna’s door

A powerhouse of a family

All claim this woman’s name

She made us what we are today

And that can be her fame


Brian Fahy

19 May 2022

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