Two Duhallow Greats

In Duhallow where i was born and raised many famous rally drivers, athletes and many great players of Gaelic football
Their achievements in sports Duhallow sports writers like to recall
And though out of sporting achievements legends are known to grow
For true greatness we look elsewhere this much i have come to know

Sister Mary Lucey in Pemba in Zambia miracle worker supreme
Far from her birthplace and first home one held in high esteem
She has helped to build homes for the homeless her life to the poor she devote
For her amazing achievements a woman well worthy of note

In South America Conor Hartnett from Millstreet helping those of helping in need
One of kindness and compassion and a great human being indeed
Doing his bit for humanity far south of Hibernia's shore
Of his kind the Human World is in need of many more

Many more great people from Duhallow who have achieved great things elsewhere
Who have made their mark in the big World out there
Like Sister Mary Lucey and Conor Hartnett for the poorest of people they do care
Though sad to say in the World that their kind are too rare.

by Francis Duggan

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