Looking For A Poem
(10/8/2014 3:49:00 PM)
Just came across this website, so interesting, my Dad who was 97 when he died in 2000 always recited this poem, he learned it going to school in Mayo, could always remember the whole poem which I always found amazing. I cannot remember all the words of poems I learned going to school, sadly.
(4/12/2013 7:46:00 AM)
A big thank you! I too have been - on and off - looking for this poem for the past 10 years since my daughter was born. My mother, who would have been 93 this month, and from the west coast of Ireland, would recite this poem to me whenever a rainbow appeared. No longer here to ask her I thought that I had forgotten a section of it - turns out its just 2 lines towards the end. I can now pass on a very special and magical family tradition. And for my lovely mammy, Annie Kate - always in my heart and never forgotten. Thank you.
(3/20/2013 5:25:00 AM)
Wonderful. This was taught to my mother-in-law and her sister at school in Ireland so many years ago, and whilst both remembered much of the poem they could never put it all together. You have no idea how many web sites I have trawled through over the past couple of years, including approaching the Irish National Library, and I had given up the quest. Mother-in-law brought up the subject yet again last week, reciting what she could remember and saying how her sister's family had also been looking for it so I thought it worth one more go. You will have made an entire family extremely happy - many thanks for posting your reply, it really is more appreciated that I can say here.