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My Parents' Honeymoon

My uncle and aunt went on honeymoon from Strabane to Dublin in the 1960s and often told me about their trip. Staying in the North Star Hotel, visiting Guinness’s, and the zoo in winter. ‘The animals came out to see us’ my uncle, Pa McNally, would say — and then he’d recite lines from MacNeice’s ‘Dublin’, with a nostalgic smile on his face. It’s a wonderful poem and reminds me so much of their love for each other and, even more so, poetry.

Submitted by Elaine McGahan