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Original Ludlow Family website - Second Ludlow Family website - The Dundalk Bombing

The Dundalk Democrat, 15 February 2006:

Seamus Ludlow, pictured here, was born 4 December 1929, and was murdered by UDR/Red Hand Commando 2 May 1976.Easy to forget the man

While friends and family of the late Seamus Ludlow are keeping a close eye on the Oireachtas hearings sometimes it seems the man who was shot dead only yards from his home could be lost in the necessary technicalities.

Paddy Craven who knew Seamus and is a brother of the late poet Jim Craven explained how his brother's poetry captured the loss of a man who Paddy said was quiet and unassuming.

"Jim's poem 'Seamus' is the only definitive pen picture of Seamus. They were good friends and in his poem Jim gave an insight into the kind of man Seamus was."

Drop your hat and the mouth organ was out, 
vamping for the dancers;
Ordering all and sundry out on the floor;
Forcing bars from bathroom songsters;
self appointed king; 
Child-delight in greeting new-found kin;
No greater gatherer of the clans 
than Seamus
At toss pits, the wee ones knew their friend
On licking up excursions into ice cream
To First Communion, Santy, Confirmations -
Dear heart of hay-slide hours in sunburst snaps!
From giving to reliving Tir na nOg.
Bartered his sweat for bread and wine (pint measured)
Sawing timber;
Giving him lifts made loads of living lighter
"Harmless poor fellow - 
Hardly know how to do you wrong" - 
Annaverna knew all this and more.
Innocence has heart for song,
In album woods of infant wonder,
In echoes answering calls for order
(muted vamps)

I TopFind out more about the late poet Jim Craven (1935-1980).

Download the Barron Report from the Oireachtas website (pdf file)


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Revised: June 22, 2007