The local Poets were Paddy Cullen and John MacDonnell. Paddy Cullen lived in Derrycarne gatehouse and John MacDonnell lived in Gubbegrofey in Co. Leitrim. Cullen was about 70 years old when he died and MacDonnel was about 80 years old. Paddy Cullen helped to make up Lucy Webb. These poets were farmers. The local people looked on them as very witty people. Their songs are sung locally.