Tomás Ó Cárthaigh : Writing

At The Age for This

At The Age for This

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Too many deaths, too many funerals, so much so Im giving them the slip
Bar Drunks and the Bards

Bar Drunks and the Bards

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


We have a monthly event in Tullamore, the “Scene of the Rhyme”, and this month and last month was disturbed by a couple of drunks, who too..
Walking Past Adamnans Church in Birr

Walking Past Adamnans Church in Birr

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Its just another ruined church to some, but St Brendans Old Church in Birr is where a little known Irish saint wrote modern Europes first rules of war..
Carol for Christmas for Our Times

Carol for Christmas for Our Times

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


The girl referenced in this is the girl who died in the grotto giving birth, shunned by the village for being pregnant and unmarried...
Truth Kills Kings

Truth Kills Kings

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Dedicated to Ashraf Fayyad, poet in Saudi Arabia who is being condemned to death. Mohammed Harbi in Egypt who is making a collection of poems as part ..
Every Book Has Its Last Page - Ingrid Andrew RIP

Every Book Has Its Last Page - Ingrid Andrew RIP

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Dedicated to the memory of the late writer, artist and musician Ingrid Andrew…
Tears For and Thoughts with Paris Tonight

Tears For and Thoughts with Paris Tonight

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Après la pluie, le beau temps. Translation: After troubles, calm comes back. #prayforparis
White Sails on the Claddagh

White Sails on the Claddagh

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


White Sails on the Claddagh – alas but a yacht today, not the King leading a Red Sailed fleet of hookers out for a days fishing…
This Could Be 1939 Again

This Could Be 1939 Again

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


“This Could Be 1939 Again” Czech Roma refugee, a friend of mine, who will remain nameless, circa 1998
That Little Four Letter Word Called Love

That Little Four Letter Word Called Love

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Karl Marx said religion was the opiate of the masses. I think in this modern world, what is sacred, sex, has been taken from everything the sexual rev..