Cromwellian Massacre at Drogheda. The officers and soldiers were first exterminated, and then men, women, and children were put to the sword. The butchery occupied five entire days: Cromwell has himself described the scene, and glories in his cruelty. Another eyewitness, an officer in his army, has described it also, but with some faint touch of remorse.
#NationalPoetryMonth Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill is an Irish poet who has made a point to write only in Irish Gaelic. Her goal is to spark interest in and expand acceptance of Gaelic in the English speaking world. She’s one of the few women working to preserve the language and considers her poetic language decision an expression of female empowerment. (Above translation by Michael Hartford.)