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Gorse fires

by Michael Longley

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Poems

StatementMichael Longley
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p. ;
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14668789M
ISBN 100436256746
LC Control Number91023748

The final section of the book deals with the place of furze in Irish folklore and popular belief. The custom of lighting ceremonial fires against witch-craft was widespread in Ireland, and Irish people felt no compunction about setting fire to the gorse to drive bad luck away from their fields and their cattle.   A fire chief is "furious" as fire crews battle extensive gorse fires which have destroyed hundreds of acres of land and put lives at risk along the Blackstairs Mountain in the south-east.

Gorse Fires by Michael out of their byres are dungy still lambs Have stepped from last year as from an enclosure. Five or six men stand gazing at a rusty tractor. Page5/5. The fire service has managed to bring a serious gorse fire under control in West Donegal. The fire broke out in Goath Dobhair this afternoon. Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig appealed to people to act responsibly and not to dispose of ashes or anything that could cause a fire.

Army helicopters have now dropped an estimated , litres of water on gorse fires around County Donegal in the past News TURF LUCK – THE STACK THAT REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO THE GORSE FIRES. I read this book on the recommendation of a young writer I am mentoring. Becky Citra is one of her favourite authors. I can see why. After The Fire is the story of Melissa, an year-old girl, who takes a months holiday with her mom and 4-year-old brother Cody to a remote lake in B.C. Melissa is worried at first that the vacation will be a boring flop/5.


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Gorse Fires book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In Michael Longley's own selection from thirty years of writing, humane and ly /5. Paperback Gorse Fires is an unusual artistic blend: darkly austere, yet abundant in images, catalogues and syntactical virtuosity.

Longley’s versions of Odysseus’ return to Ithaca and ‘Ghetto’ – based on the polish ghettos – epitomize his concern with the meaning of home and family.5/5(1). Gorse Fires is an unusual artistic blend: darkly austere, yet abundant in images, catalogues and syntactical virtuosity.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and 5/5(1). It is now regarded as the pivotal book in Michael Longley's distinguished Ireland remains Long Emerging, as it did, after over a decade of silence, Gorse Fires had an immediate and resounding impact - revealing a poetry that seemed renewed and re-energised.

Emerging, as it did, after over a decade of silence, Gorse Fires had an immediate and resounding impact – revealing a poetry that seemed renewed and re-energised – and winning the Whitbread Prize for Poetry in It is now regarded as the pivotal book in Michael Longley’s distinguished career. Longley may not possess, or want, the international glamour of some of his contemporaries, but the poems in Gorse Fires, both individually and collectively, bewitch with the magic of coherence -- Carol Ann Duffy, Guardian A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders -- Seamus Heaney/5(2).

The book I most often give as a gift. I gave Gorse Fires to a few people, a book of poems by the great Irish jazz classicist, Michael “Homer” Longley. The book. A pensioner has appeared at Dungloe District Court, charged with causing over €, in criminal damage, in connection with one of two gorse fires that raged through parts of the north west of.

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Since the current spate of gorse fires started last Thursday, brigades throughout the county have responded to thirty three other incidents including ambulance assists, chimney fires, road traffic collisions, automatic alarms, domestic fires, a carbon monoxide alarm and a gas leak in a barbeque.

Gorse fires are smoking, but primroses burn Michael Longley was born in Belfast inand educated at The Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Trinity College Dublin, where he read Classics.

For twenty years he worked for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland where he initiated the programmes for Literature, the Traditional Arts. Firefighters have been battling several major gorse fires in counties Fermanagh and Tyrone.

T he Northern Ireland Fire Service said the blazes appeared to have been started deliberately. Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service has reported that crews are currently dealing with gorse fires across the county in Launceston, Mullion, Penzance and St Ives.

It comes after crews tackled a gorse Author: Lee Trewhela. Fire crews have been called out to multiple gorse fires in Cornwall during the COVID coronavirus pandemic - with at least one believed to have been started deliberately. On Saturday night.

Outside the specified deadlines, Gorse fires are illegal under Section 40 of Wildlife Act - a law enacted to ensure the legal protection of birds which allows them to establish territories.

In A.W. Moore’s book Folk-Lore of the Isle of Man Gorse is also said to have been burnt on May Eve. In Notes on the Folk-lore of the North-East of Scotland by Walter Gregor the Gorse, or Broom, was lit in the Beltane fire there as well.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Longley, Michael, Gorse fires. Winston-Salem, N.C.: Wake Forest University Press, © (OCoLC) “Gorse fires” is the headline term, but heather, hill grasses and sedges fuelled most of the fires that have raged across the island over the past decade.

Spreading into forestry, some have Author: Michael Viney. Gorse Fires by Michael Longley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Books: Art Gallery: Contact: Gorse Fires: From September until February 28th farmers are allowed to burn on their land.

They set fire mostly to gorse bushes, which make for spectacular fires, especially at night. In there was a long period of rain, meaning the farmers could not burn. Then at the end of February dry weather finally arrived.

A huge gorse fire has taken hold in Anglesey. Fire crews have been called out to the scene of the fire in the Amlwch Port area.

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