On Wednesday,  24th May 2023, we had the pleasure of a visit from Patrick J Conneely Sr., known also as the ‘Irish Skipper’. Patrick spent his life as a merchant mariner, now retired and living in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he writes poetry about his life’s experiences. Below are four videos showing Patrick reciting some of his poem’s at our Galway Civic Trust Office on Druid Lane.
The four work’s recited by Patrick here are; An Immigrant’s Last Farewell, Mother England, My Island in the Sky, and The Visitor.
You can find more of Patrick’s poem’s and writing’s on his website The Irish Skipper.

 

An Immigrant’s Last Farewell, this poem is dedicated to Patrick’s late wife, Winifred Monaghan.

My Island in the Sky

Mother England, a poem by Patrick J Conneely Sr

The Visitor, a poem by Patrick J. Conneely Sr.

 

Here are some more of Patrick’s poem’s, find all of them on his website  The Irish Skipper.

Irish Merchant Marine Jingle 

You can find more of Patrick’s poem’s and writing’s on his website The Irish Skipper.

 


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