Francis Duggan


Mrs Hartnett - Poem by Francis Duggan

Her husband was Thade Hartnett the Cork County Councillor
But he died young for some sad life can be
She claimed his seat and then was re-elected
And for many years served as an M.C.C.

She held a seat in the Cork County Council
Back when Eileen Desmond was a T.D.
Two well known North Cork female politicians
When women struggled for identity.

I still have good memories of Mrs Hartnett
I liked her for her warmth and honesty
Loved and respected all around Duhallow
And a great credit to old Knocknagree.

She catered for the needs of her constituents
And of their problems she seemed quite aware
And she flew the flag for all Duhallow women
When women politicians were quite rare.

Mrs Hartnett is a person I'll remember
She became known distant from Knocknagree
And she was a rare breed of politician
For she was known for her integrity.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 2, 2008



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