|Willie G. Hodgins, Carmel Murray and Josephine Murray|
Josephine Murray, wife of the late Tommy Murray did the honours last night by laying a wreath at the grave of the poet F. R. Higgins in Laracor graveyard. Part of the annual High Nellie cycle event and start of the Scurlogstown Olympiad fest, members of the group stop off each year and read poems at the graveside. A selection of his poems were published last year by Arlen House and Poetry Ireland, titled "Father and Son", which is perhaps his best known poem and available on you tube, read by no less than Pierce Brosnan. A copy of the above is well worth getting your hands on
and some other poems from the book are out there as well including "Auction" and "Song of the Clatter-Bones" read by Spoken Verse. Laracor is also known for its association with Jonathan Swift, so well worth a visit on your poetry trail.