Poignant words to remember the fallen
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 I 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 it home to tell our stories.
Jimmy Adams, Oakpark