Francis Duggan

A Descendant Of Edward Walsh

She is a descendant of Edward Walsh the famed Gaelic Poet the Brisbane woman Elizabeth Tunstall Nunn
And a few years ago she was in north west Cork where from her great great grandmother's journey south begun
A journey that took her all the way to Australia to sunny Queensland and a better life
With her surviving children and her second husband, Bridget the renowned author's wife.

I did not know that Edward Walsh had fathered children he lived in Millstreet up to a century and a half ago
But I am not a well informed person and about my Homeland's
history much I can't say I know
Still good to know that his seed is still living for Edward was an Irish literary great
With the likes of John Keegan Casey, J.J. Callanan and Mangan and other great poets of his era he did rate.

Elizabeth Nunn is justifiably proud of her ancestor and her week in Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra she wil not forget
Her great great grandfather's poems still loved by Gaelic scholars a century and a half after his death
She visited his grave site in Cork City and the memories with her will long remain
Of her travels around the Cork and Kerry border and in memory she re-visits there again.

I never knew that Edward Walsh had fathered children but good to know his seed lives on today
In sunny Brisbane in Queensland in Australia from Millstreet and Cullen half a world away
Elizabeth Nunn proud of her famed ancestor and one well might say she has a right to be
For he is one of Ireland's greatest writers and his name lives on in literary history.

Submitted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Edited: Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Descendant Of Edward Walsh by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. What Is Life?, Abhishek Dubey
  2. Useless exercise, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Never letting, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Truth is in south, gajanan mishra
  5. Student, Paul Sebastian
  6. "While drifting away..." / Bla.., Jeff Gangwer
  7. Teacher, Paul Sebastian
  8. A Wrenched Knee, Jeff Gangwer
  9. Leader, Paul Sebastian
  10. Gin Again, Harold R Hunt Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Like the Touch of Rain, Edward Thomas
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]