Roll Back the Years

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This work continues the story of the Ring of Gullion area in South Armagh as explored in Hugh’s work ‘The Ring of Gullion, Where Poets Walked’ a collaboration with John Campbell RIP and Gerry Clarke (published by Cottage Publications). This work explores the stories of the people, characters and way of life from the Ring of Gullion in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The work also includes a collection of Hugh’s unpublished poems – ‘Undug Rigs’.

Hugh Murphy lives in the village of Lislea within the Ring of Gullion, South Armagh. He has lived there his entire life and his works are inspired by the environment and people of the area.

Hugh has written extensively in both English and Irish. Hugh’s published works in English include the anthologies ‘The Broken Wall’ and ‘Where Ditches Meet’; and ‘The Ring of Gullion, Where Poets Walked’ a collaboration with John Campbell RIP and Gerry Clarke. Hugh’s published works in Irish include ‘I Dtreo na Carraige’ and ‘Dialann Anama’ and numerous articles in literary magazines. He has also written a number of one-act plays and has broadcast often on both radio and television.

Hugh’s poetry has been included in the literature courses at Northern Ireland GCSE A’Level and Queen’s University, Belfast.

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This work continues the story of the Ring of Gullion area in South Armagh as explored in Hugh’s work ‘The Ring of Gullion, Where Poets Walked’ a collaboration with John Campbell RIP and Gerry Clarke (published by Cottage Publications). This work explores the stories of the people, characters and way of life from the Ring of Gullion in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The work also includes a collection of Hugh’s unpublished poems – ‘Undug Rigs’.

Hugh Murphy lives in the village of Lislea within the Ring of Gullion, South Armagh. He has lived there his entire life and his works are inspired by the environment and people of the area.

Hugh has written extensively in both English and Irish. Hugh’s published works in English include the anthologies ‘The Broken Wall’ and ‘Where Ditches Meet’; and ‘The Ring of Gullion, Where Poets Walked’ a collaboration with John Campbell RIP and Gerry Clarke. Hugh’s published works in Irish include ‘I Dtreo na Carraige’ and ‘Dialann Anama’ and numerous articles in literary magazines. He has also written a number of one-act plays and has broadcast often on both radio and television.

Hugh’s poetry has been included in the literature courses at Northern Ireland GCSE A’Level and Queen’s University, Belfast.

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