‘When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.”
EDNA O’BRIEN, author of The Country Girls, was born in 1930 at Tuamgraney, County Clare.
Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day’s useless energy spent.
Moody Blues (Late Lament)