Catch up on the clutch of Cs our clever correspondents have created!
Threads of clear water
Hold the city together
Canal-bound, drift-safe.– ‘C is for a City with Canals’, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan
C is for canal, where swans love to linger.
But don’t go too close
Or they’ll bite off your finger.
– Mary Kennedy
Back in the day, our getaway night
The Central Hotel, its cheeky peeping ceiling
could not have been more revealing
Hah! What a sight – no getting away
from me, from you
the set of us on that full moon bed
no hospital corners to fold
circles that couldn’t be squared
– Therese Kieran
Christ Church bells ring over
an Ché Adhmaid and Isolde’s tower
Grandsire triples method ring
announcing service hour– Mary B Shannon
Christ Church Cat
Entrapped in the organ
in quest of a rat
the Christ Church cat
– Anne T Sheridan
“Christ Church Cathedral bells will chime
at New Year’s Eve & Christmas time.– Catherine Ann Cullen
#C is for The Clarence Hotel
(famously part owned by Bono & The Edge)
I look for Bono
raise a glass
with or without him
– K. S. Moore
Under Clery’s clock
never a meeting was forgot.
Under starlight and moonlight
many a romance sought.
Under hurry and bustle,
an easy-to-find bus-stop.– Siobhán Mc Laughlin
Crying for Clery’s, ’twas once chock-a-block,
and countless folk courted beneath Clery’s clock.– Catherine Ann Cullen
C is for Coombe Hospital, Dublin 8,
Where they care for the birth of 10,000 new babies each year, great!
1964 was the year Dolphin’s Barn Coombe Foundation stone was laid.
The rest they say, every day, is history.
– PJ Brady
Division bell silenced
God Save the Queen
Amhrán na bhFiann
shoulder to shoulder
at the altar of Croke Park.
– Marie Studer