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Poet of Donaghmore

 

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Full title: The Rectory Dog

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 91p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: Stonebridge / Ty Beirdd, Church Street, Ebbw Vale, Wales NP23 6BG

About: A collection of poems by a former Church of Ireland clergyman. The poems are short but humorous and insightful. One poem is entitled ‘Lugnaquilla’.

ID number(s): 1902410335

Contents: The Bar — The Pillar — Planters — The Entrepreneurs — The Quay — A Death Observed — Quest — The Rectory Dog — The Optimistic Thistledown — Exemption — Marriage Rehearsal — A Pain in the Neck — A Visit to his Grandparents — His Grace of Tuam — The Orchestra — Christmas — Bord na Mona Annual Report — Charity — Fashion — Father and Son — Harkaway — In Australia — Hatched, Matched and Despatched — A Sense of Place — Duffy — The Mind — Kerry McFadden — Ants — Cricks in the Neck — Knowing — Lugnaquilla — Occupational Hazard — Role Reversal — Sarah — Creeds — Shane’s Toys — Sons — The Chief  Towns of Ireland — Encounter — Christmas Hyacinth — The Grave — Hospice — Invitation — The Mountain — The Naval Architect — Albert — The Place — Mother — Picnic — Ancestors — Suburbia — The Poem — Question — The BBC World Service — The State — The Telephone — Well off — The Wall — Time — Times Past — Herself — The Stone Thrower — Montale — Nuns.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

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