above poem is printed with permission of Richard B. Bradley who is researching
his family tree. This throws up the question
did Antrim back in the 1820's have a 'Queen of Antrim Town' pagent?
by C.Kelly. Antrim 3rd July 1826.
praise - on thy Soaring Wings
her name whose Fame a Kelly Sings
is the maid both Beautiful and Gay
as the Primrose in the month of May
of Maidens Pride of every Eve
Persian Marble set in Indian Gold
Dame who's fame shall never die
has framed thee with utmost care
Beleiving herself so Beautiful and Fair
Wit and Beauty in her face combine
Heaven Protect this Favourite of Thine
for the Fair whom all the graces Crown
sweetness in her face behold
nominate her Queen of Antrim Town.