The 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?
Written by C.Kelly. Antrim 3rd July 1826.
Matchless praise - on thy Soaring Wings
Impart her name whose Fame a Kelly Sings
Sweet is the maid both Beautiful and Gay
Sweet as the Primrose in the month of May
Fairest of Maidens Pride of every Eve
Like Persian Marble set in Indian Gold
Angelic Dame who's fame shall never die
Nature has framed thee with utmost care
Not Beleiving herself so Beautiful and Fair
Youth, Wit and Beauty in her face combine
Kind Heaven Protect this Favourite of Thine
Look for the Fair whom all the graces Crown
Expressive sweetness in her face behold
You'll nominate her Queen of Antrim Town.