A Fatal End? …


The Druids of Erin, so the story goes,

Long prophesied the coming of St Patrick.

They told it in this way…


There will come one, ‘crop-headed’

Over a sea, ‘cruel-headed’

Wearing his cloak, ‘cowl-headed’

Carrying his staff, ‘crook-headed’

The table in his house, west-lying

And all his folk to him, replying,

‘So be it, be it so…’




6 thoughts on “A Fatal End? …

  1. I think the druids were as canny as all churchmen, wary of new arrivals but always seeking information, yet shy of knowledge and the unknown. There’s a new Irish film, called Pilgrimage (2017) that’s worth a look.


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