“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure . . . but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyways”. Bob Dylan

i blew into Dublin in the early naughties a very green boy and throughout the years, here in our centralised capital i’ve seen enough to help me make the climb to the heights of Firhouse, an area of southwest Dubh Linn i wasint intitally keen to see, although 5 years later i couldint imagine a posher part of Tallaght eyed rather live in.

The transformation offa closed mind began with a view of the mountains waking me with itz windy wind every morning, azzeyed walk from our home to THE bustop,

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. . . looking east to the affluent coast and the sea that belongs to us . . . and thinking of those in the BIG jet planes taking off from the air port to the north . . . on their business.

. . . the walks with my wife by the dodder in summer . . .

. . . the cattle in the fields close to the convent . . .

. . . and the green open space surrounding the community centre where our dags run free in the evening with myself and moo moo keeping a close watch from behind as we admire the one lonely tree that has braved the burning winds of Kilakee . . .


This land is our land and slowly the postcode we love  will be no more as our green spaces are disposed of by OUR council to make way for indoctrination centres, of the young pledging their obedience to the new Orthodoxy. Nature certainly plays second to that of science and progress . . .

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4 Responses to “This land is your land and this land is my land, sure . . . but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyways”. Bob Dylan

  1. RoSy says:

    I like the quote that you used to start the post off.
    Kinda’ sad to see a lot of green being taken over. One day we’ll be looking to science to recreate what was once a natural piece of our earth. Scary thought – eh?

    • rjmackin says:

      We’re pretty upset over it… there’s a big metal barrier cutting across the beautiful fields where we used to run our dogs.. mind you they didn’t have any trouble burrowing their way under it! While there was a need for a school in the area, there were much better sites for them to build it without sacrificing the public green space…

      • RoSy says:

        I completely understand.
        As usual politics & money always seem to win. :/

      • rjmackin says:

        From what I understand a large proportion of local residents objected to the plans but I guess there are more votes to be had in building schools than preserving green space!

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