Tomás Ó Cárthaigh : Writing

Donkey Innovation

Donkey Innovation

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Being whipped too often by its owner, the donkey said instead of pulling the cart for its owner, it would own its destiny, and would push the cart ins..
It’s A Boy

It’s A Boy

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Aylan Kurdi will be forgotton by the media, in time, as their only intrest is making money. Their mood switches with the popular take of the day, and ..
Bitter Sugar

Bitter Sugar

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


The island of St. Croix has a Granard, Annally, Longford, Corn Hill, Cartys, Cartys Point, and Madame Cartys placenames. All very quant and interestin..
Portrait of the Poet as a Not So Young Man

Portrait of the Poet as a Not So Young Man

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Pondering getting older, in melancholy mood, while looking at a charcoal portrait a street artists drew...
Toasting Two Kings

Toasting Two Kings

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


I was at the Aughrim Horse Fair last Sunday, and while viewing all of the horses – and the women! – there, I took a walk around the villag..
Out Dogs and More Along With You

Out Dogs and More Along With You

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


In our home in Aughagreagh we used to have our share of the local sessions, where neighbours met up to party, tonight in one house, next night in..
Cavaliers To Ride Again At Banagher Fair

Cavaliers To Ride Again At Banagher Fair

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


Banagher Horse Fair dates back to circa 1608, when King Charles I of the House of Stewart granted the rights not alone to the current horse fair, but ..
Rose Among the Weeds

Rose Among the Weeds

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


A rose among flowers is beautiful sure, but wild among weeds where least expected and most at home, the rose is at its most beautiful…
The Fairy Folk

The Fairy Folk

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


The fog hides the sidhe from mortal man... do not seek to see beyond it!
Those Little Boats Goliaths Faced

Those Little Boats Goliaths Faced

A Poem by Tomás Ó C&a..


The Little Boats that sailed the chanell during the evacuation of Dunkirk faced down the odds. Itwas a miracle the operation succeeded. One of those r..