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Index of Poems

By: Nollaig O'Hainle

(Chris Hanley) Oceanside: CA © 2001.

Formally: Limerick City, Ireland.

Links to Poems on this site. Select by Title and click.

"Afterglow "

"Morning After"

"A Fairy Tale"

"A Dream"

"A Postcard"

"Your Thoughts"

"Irish Exile"

"Flander's Field's"

"Christmas Morn"

"Ode to a Rose"

"A Little Box"


"Sweet Sixteen"

"A Hippo"

"Hanley's History"

"Old Man by the Sea"


"The Dance"




"Spring Willow"

"The King"


"Irish Lament"




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Each Poem is displayed with "Scrolling Script" over "Lake Effect", "Flozoids", or "Textscrollers".

The "Flozoids" are interactive in that they follow your 'pointer' around the screen.

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Music: "James Last & Orchestra" - Ireland - "The Rose of Tralee"

Biography: Born and raised in Limerick City Ireland, in a time when things where scarce, and one developed the skills of survival. Part of this survival was the ability to observe and take note mentally, and observe one's surroundings. From the Lanes of Limerick to the affluent areas of the City, I learned my way around on a bicycle while working for the GPO as a telegram boy.

"Of all the places I have been, there's only one to fill my dream, the place that lingers in my mind, is the town I've left behind. I've been away now, for too many years. I've read all the papers, they told of your fears, though I've left you with a heart that's been torn I'm coming home now to place I was born."

"To listen to this song, Stop the previous song first."


Best viewed with Internet Explorer 4.0 or above and Windows Media Player7

To continue to view other poems, select from the links below.

Last time reviewed 08/31/2002

To view additional Irish content follow the links below:

"Limerick City; Home of Angela's Ashes"


 Limerick Leader Online:

 Limerick Post Online:

 Check out the family "Hanley" history.


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