When Oliver St. John Gogarty

by Mary Melvin Geoghegan

When Oliver St. John Gogarty

was about to be executed by the Anti Treaty Forces.

He asked for a moment and turning towards the Liffey jumped in and disappeared to safety.

In return for the river’s shelter he presented her with two swans and often visited his gift.

After his burial at his home in Renvyle a lone swan left the lake to pay her respects.