Cresslough | Same old Story | Patrick Kavanagh
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I know Creeslough well. I have friends who live there. Outside the village. At both ends. My heart goes out to the families of the ten people who were killed last Friday.
Same old Story
Last Saturday’s DUP party conference saw it behave as unionist parties have usually behaved. Within their own little bubble.
It’s the same old story. The DUP was established 50 years ago to oppose civil rights. It was openly sectarian. It pledged to Smash Sinn Féin – and failed - founded its own paramilitary organisations and set its face against power sharing. It successfully outmanoeuvred its unionist electoral rivals and emerged triumphant as the largest party in the Assembly.
I am a long time fan of Patrick Kavanagh. And a long time supporter of Claddagh Records. Poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh was born in rural north Monaghan in 1904. He left school at the age of 12 and taught himself about literature. He went on to become one of our leading poets.