Actor Stephen Rea (left) and poet Seamus Heaney in 1990

Our high flying poetry star
Used to tell dirty jokes in a bar
And still to this day
His fan, Stephen Rea
Won’t share them, as they went too far.

John Moynes

Pic: FieldDay.ie

15 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Shayna

    Stephen Rea did, from time to time the voice-over for Gerry Adams in the 80′ when Mrs. Thatcher banned Sinn Féin types’ voices from British tv news. (It was as mad an idea as she was). The Bould Gerry once asked, “Who’s doing me today?” – “Oh Stephen Rea – sure, he does me better than I do myself”.

  2. jambon

    Stephen Rea used to use the same accent to violently threaten unkind critics of his and his peers’ work with sinister, anonymous phone calls to their homes. Gas man …

    1. Otis Blue

      Ed Moloney’s book, A Secret History of the IRA is a fascinating read. Without a doubt a number of pivotal IRA missions were deliberately compromised from the upper echelons of the IRA. This greatly assisted what then became the ‘peace process’.

      As an aside Adams might well be the most brilliant strategist in Leinster House.

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