Many of history’s literary greats were born and lived in Ireland. For a small country, Ireland’s literary output has certainly been outstanding.
some of the poems by Irish writers still resonate strongly with people today.
Take a look at these videos that feature some of Ireland’s most loved poetry.
The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The poem, The Brook, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, set against video of the stunning Torc Waterfall in Co. Kerry.
The Meeting of the Waters by Thomas Moore
The Meeting of the Waters is a poem and song lyric by Thomas Moore. It is set here against video of the magnificent Torc Waterfall in Co. Kerry Ireland.
Remembered Joy is a moving Irish poem, reminding us to celebrate life. Filmed amidst beautiful Irish scenery, including the mystical Glendalough and set to haunting Celtic music from Arlene Faith.
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