Poems inspired by the Irish coast


Ballyvoney Cove   Seaweed creatures abandoned on the sea-worn shore, sepia ribbons tangle  on the shingle bed. The brown vertebrae  of algae monsters waiting for their ocean mother to bring them home. Where green maps on the grey stone by copper streaked caves, the sanguine filaments of life  await the […]

Ballyvoney Cove, Co. Waterford



Rosslare Strand 2nd April 2017 Under the heavens’ azure floor, a chalice of copper lies, where a golden star fell from the sea, stranded on grains of time. Washed by the cold sun, wrapped in a shroud of wind, Sea Star, where will you rest in peace? Ciaran Burke

Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford 2



Magheramore Beach 27th August 2017 Fathers carry the burdens, passing farmyard and fields. As their children race to the golden crescent of sand, turning to silver under shallow tide, beneath the dying hours of late summer sun. Rocks clothed in verdant living fur, will soon be alone again, as the […]

Magheramore Beach, Co. Wicklow


Rosslare Strand 2nd January 2016 A stormy start to the New Year brought a fresh and energetic atmosphere with the wind. Between the clouds a hopeful sun illuminated seaweed, shells and sea-tossed stones. Ciaran Burke  

Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford