Apollo Rising

Apollo House in Dublin’s city centre is the name of a long vacant office block occupied in the winter of 2016 by poets, musicians and dreamers to house some of Ireland’s destitute homeless from the worst ravages of the bitter Irish winter.

Apollo Rising

And in the

Darkest hour

Apollo eclipsed the powerful

Blinding them with truth.

Hope laden arrows

Pierced every narrow

Heart. Across cruel concrete

Long beaten shadows quickened

To his warm embrace. Dreamers proclaimed

This republic again. Our Ireland.


Let music play and feast begin!

Citizens of a redeemed nation! Eat and sing!

For he was lost and now he is found.


By Dermy McNally


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