1 thought on “Justin’s Excellent Coverage of the Pádraig Pearse Millstreet Commemoration”

  1. It has been one hundred years since Padraig Pearse came to Millstreet Town
    A man wanted by the British as a leader of the rebellion against the soldiers of the Crown
    Who were occupying Ireland then the feared and loathed black and tan
    The brave leader of the nineteen sixteen rising in Dublin was quite an inspiring man

    To most of the population of Ireland then but it does seem sad to say
    That for his love of his Country Padraig Pearse with his life was made to pay
    When he was one of those who was executed by the British as a revolutionary foe
    After the failed Easter Rising in Dublin ninety nine years ago

    After a speech in Millstreet Town he visited Howard’s Railway Hotel
    Though none living today of this historical occasion to tell
    Where with Duhallow’s Sinn Fein leaders he met with and did dine
    In the pub now known as Corkery’s co owned by a descendant of the original owners from the maternal line

    Recently on the outer wall of Corkery’s Bar by descendants of the original owners Margaret Moynihan and Noreen Corkery a plaque was unveiled
    To commemorate Pearse’s visit and Tom Meaney, Noel Buckley and Jerry Lehane and Fr Sean Tucker among others hailed
    The visit of the brave man who remains a hero to many in the Ireland of today
    In his case it was true that the good do not live for to grow old and gray

    Since Padraig Pearse visited Millstreet a century of years in time has gone
    And today life in the Town in view of Clara Mountain as usual goes on
    Most of the babies back then in eternal rest now lay
    And life goes on as usual and time as ever ticks away.

    “On Padraig Pearse’s Visit To Millstreet” is by Francis Duggan


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