A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Pictures of Laois and the Midlands

 

Slieve Bloom Mountains, Laois/Offaly.


Slieve Blooms


Rosenallis Cross Slabs, Laois.


Rosenallis


Cullahill Castle, Laois.

 
Cullahill Castle

 

Roscrea Friary, North Tipperary.


Roscrea

Brownshill Portal Dolmen (Circa 2000-3000 B.C.), Carlow.


PortalDolmen, Brownshill

Castledermot 13th Century Friary, Kildare.


Castledermot


Castledermot

Medieval Romanesque Archway, St. James Church of Ireland, Castledermot, Kildare. 


Castledermot.jpg


 Inscription and Ogham, Roundtower, Clonmacnoise, Offaly.


Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise,Offaly

 

Leap Castle, Offaly


Leap Castle

Damer House and Castle, Roscrea, North Tipperary. 


Roscrea Castle


Timahoe Roundtower, Ruins and Church, Timahoe, Laois. 


Timahoe RoundTower

Timahoe Round Tower

Timahoe Round Tower

Straboe Church and Cross Slab (Shaen), Laois.


Straboe, Shaen


Straboe Church,Shaen

 Main Street, Stradbally, Laois.


Stradbally, Laois


Clonaslee Cross Slabs, Laois.


Clonaslee

Portarlington Public Park, Laois/Offaly.


Portarlington

Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly.


Charleville Castle, Tullamore

Charleville Castle,Tullamore

Ballyadams Castle, Laois.


Ballyadams Castle

Dysart Enos, Laois.


Ratheniska,Dysart Enos, Laois

Ballyragget Castle, Kilkenny.


Ballyragget Castle, Kilkenny


 Our Strava Group Here :



Disinherited


I stand before the Book of Ballymote,

The Book of Leinster, the Leabhar Breac,and last,

That oldest, Leabhar na hUidhre -- tomes that hold

My people's history in a thousand ranns:

I cannot read a word.



I do not know the tongue my fathers spoke,

I cannot sing the songs my fathers sang.

I cannot read the books my fathers wrote;

Treasure on treasure in my eager hands:

I cannot read a word.



The tables of my race are here: old lore

And tale; poems our bards were proud to chant to chiefs...

How dare I name me Irish Poet?

Here is my heritage, and here I stand:

I cannot read a word.



Pádraig Ó Broin

1908 - 1967