Last thursday many people from Mallow went to Dublin for the launch of the new Thomas Davis stamp. The events in Trinity and in the Bank of Ireland were moving. I was moved to tears myself. Minister Sean Sherlock a native of Mallow like Thomas Davis himself offically launched the new stamp of Thomas Davis. Also in attendance was John Paul O Shea who is the chairman of the Mallow Kanturk area of the Cork County Council, Tom Barry T.D. Mallow Development Partnership, the schools and others attended this event. It was a great day for Mallow and Ireland. The Thomas Davis pipe band’s playing of a nation once again moved me to tears.
In his short life through his songs poems and journalism in the Nation newspaper Thomas Davis developed a vision of Ireland that is open liberal and inclusive. It is a vision for all people and all creeds who make Ireland their nation that they are Irish. The song a nation once again was written by Thomas Davis.
John O Brien.