Poignant words to re­mem­ber the fallen

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - OPINION -


I was in Dublin re­cently where I vis­ited the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ire­land and I had a won­der­ful tour of Collins Bar­racks. There was an ex­hi­bi­tion on the ‘Fallen He­roes of World War One’. I was think­ing of the 700 Kerry men who lost their lives on the bat­tle­fields of the great war.

I came upon this piece in the ex­hi­bi­tion which re­ally de­scribed the hor­ror of it all:

I wanted to travel,

They fought in poor con­di­tions to see the world,

Fac­ing the hor­rors of in­dus­trial war­fare,

My friends were go­ing so joined,

In the bat­tle­fields of Mons and Gal­lipoli,

We wanted to have an ad­ven­ture,

Thou­sands of them died, A story to tell our grand­chil­dren about,

And never made tell our sto­ries.


Jimmy Adams, Oak­park


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