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Patrick MacGill
Patrick MacGill (24 December 1889ľNovember 1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as "The Navvy Poet" because he had worked as a "navvy" (itinerant labourer) before he began writing. Patrick was born in Glenties, County Donegal. A statue in his honor is on the bridge where the main street crosses the river in Glenties. During the First World War, MacGill served with the London Irish Rifles (1/18th Battalion, The London Regiment) and was wounded at the Battle of Loos in September 1915.

These be the little verses, rough and uncultured, which
I've written in hut and model, deep in ... [read poem]
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