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Together in friendship's name John Grehan

Together in friendship's name By John Grehan

Together in friendship's name by John Grehan


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Poetry by a single author

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Together in friendship's name by John Grehan

John Grehan was born in Co. Longford in the Republic of Ireland in 1928. The second eldest son of a family of seven, he spent little time at school, working on a farm for 6 shillings a week from the age of thirteen. In his early twenties John joined many of his countrymen, and boarded the ferry at Dun Laoghaire for England. Life for a casual labourer in England was tough - digging roads with a pick and shovel, rough lodging houses and isolation. But life went on and John worked his way through a variety of different jobs - a short spell on the railway hauling heavy rails and dirty sleepers; then a salesman; then a few years in the motor industry before a return to hard manual work in the tunnels. His final position before retirement was as part of a team maintaining London's bridges. Over these years, he wrote poetry in his spare time, as a retreat from the gruelling realities of life and as an outlet for his creativity.

About John Grehan

John Grehan was born in Co. Longford in the Republic of Ireland in 1928. The second eldest son of a family of seven, he spent little time at school, working on a farm for 6 shillings a week from the age of thirteen. In his early twenties John joined many of his countrymen, and boarded the ferry at Dun Laoghaire for England. Life for a casual labourer in England was tough - digging roads with a pick and shovel, rough lodging houses and isolation. But life went on and John worked his way through a variety of different jobs - a short spell on the railway hauling heavy rails and dirty sleepers; then a salesman; then a few years in the motor industry before a return to hard manual work in the tunnels. His final position before retirement was as part of a team maintaining London's bridges. Over these years, he wrote poetry in his spare time, as a retreat from the gruelling realities of life and as an outlet for his creativity.

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GOR009114914
9781910864463
1910864463
Together in friendship's name by John Grehan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Choir Press
20160418
138
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