The A-Z of chronic illness not including J, Q, U, W, X, Y and Z (or Why I’m Sick Again And Sick Of It)
I don’t actually want to get Jaundice or VD or Yellow Fever. I’m sick again. It’s just that I can’t help noticing that I have a medical condition for all but seven letters of the alphabet. J, Q, U, W, X, Y and Z are the ones I have avoided so far. Right now it’s… Read more
Yes, my eyes filled with tears watching Gay Byrne’s funeral. I’d like to have been there, but a combination of illness and being so far down the list of his friends that I hadn’t a hope of getting a seat in the Pro Cathedral, prevented me from attending. It is only right that a man… Read more
Back in the late 1980s, Gay Byrne announced that he would be broadcasting his radio show from Sydney, Australia in a few weeks time. I was in Tralee covering the annual Rose Festival and having a few jars now and then (or was it having a few jars and covering the Rose Festival now and… Read more
So it WAS Mick Jagger throwing a cigarette butt out of the window of a Rolls Royce in Stillorgan 50+ years ago!
Luggala.One word and it brings to mind the beauty of Wicklow, the Guinness dynasty, the Beatles and A Day in the Life, their song about Tara Browne, the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger, Garech Browne and parties, wild parties we never imagined took place on our saintly isle. But they did.Liam Collins paid a last… Read more