Poems of Inis Mor A collection of poems set on the island of Inis Mor Ireland Inis Mor is a wild rugged windswept little island that lies miles west of the Conemara coast Eire

  • Title: Poems of Inis Mor
  • Author: Brian O'Raleigh
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  • Page: 456
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  • A collection of poems set on the island of Inis Mor, Ireland Inis Mor is a wild, rugged, windswept little island that lies 20 miles west of the Conemara coast Eire.

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      Brian O Raleigh was born into an Irish family in 1941 in the English seaside resort town of Blackpool He attended St Joseph s College, Lytham, until the age of 14 when he was expelled for fighting with a Christian brother At the age of eighteen, accused of being involved in an IRA threat on Blackpool Tower, he emigrated to Australia, just a few steps ahead of English justice Arriving in Sydney he worked at a dozen different occupations including, salesman, construction worker, driver, bulldozer operator, factory worker, steel fixer, security, trade union official and nightclub bouncer After his first wife, Jean, left him with their daughter, Kathleen, he realized that his drinking was out of control and volunteered for the 6 Day War in Israel in a desperate attempt to do something decent with his life He met his second wife, Carol, in Tel Aviv, and for a little while, he managed to control his drinking But on returning to London a year later, he immediately became involved in nightclub life of The Swinging Sixties , and, as his alcoholism progressed, became involved in crime and the associated violence A year later, after launching a gang assault on the Earls Court police station, in a failed attempt to free a friend, he was forced to flee England once again, and, with police alerts at all International Airports in the UK, he managed to bribe the skipper of a small, French fishing boat to take him to Calais Carol met up with him a week later and together they journeyed through France, Germany, Austria, Belgrade, Bulgaria, Turkey, crossing the Bosphorus at Istanbul, before traveling through Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, through the Khyber Pass to Pakistan and then on into India, before arriving back in Australia broke, disillusioned and angry.A year later, still running from his demons, Brian and his wife began building a deep sea sailing boat hoping that this would set him free from the alcoholism he had so despised in his father But after 4 years of frustration and failed promises and, with Carol about to leave him, he realized one day that the boat would never be completed and he suffered a major collapse and became suicidal This proved to be the catalyst that began his recovery After joining an alcoholic rehabilitation program, Brian never took another drink He began writing in 2005 and his first book, The Boy in the Boat was widely acclaimed by the Irish and Australian Press His second work The Storyteller of Inis M r, a modern day mystery set on the Irish island of Inis Mor, was lauded by Frank O Shea, literary critic for The Australian Irish Echo Brian O Raleigh s new book The Storyteller of Inis Mor, reminds one of the great Irish writers such as Sean O Faolain and Benedict Kiely Brian and his wife have lived for the past eight years on the Island of Bali, Indonesia, where he continues to write.

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