Academic journal article Hecate

IV. Donegal

Academic journal article Hecate

IV. Donegal

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IV. Donegal

Q. What's red, white and blue and flies across the ocean at a hundred miles an hour?

A. Mountbatten's tennis shoes.

(From a BBC live to air broadcast titled The Irish Problem: A Children's Perspective)

The Little Stinkers!

At the Buncrana fleadh that year,

I dodged the steely eyes

of the Australian Communist Party joint secretary,

from the unofficial Australian delegation,

who opposed unofficial violence

and extolled the ideological soundness

of folk songs of the Latin Americas,

where Holy Mary Galtiari casts no reflections

upon Our Own Dear Queen and isn't it vile of the paddies

to be English speaking and so extremely white:

she in turn dodged The Phantom Paddy O'Loony,

Ghost Who Talks, (who could have had a military

and a political wing, so Seamus said,

if only he'd been schizophrenic);

so Seamus said, who daily contested

his own loyalty in the shaving mirror:

"OK, Paddy, which one of us is the informer!"

At the Buncrana fleadh where they blew Lord Louis away,

you couldn't get into a pub for days,

they were so jammed to the doors with musicians. …

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