It will be a long time until we see big crowds again – so what was the biggest crowd ever seen in Ireland?

It’s going to be a long time until we see massive crowds gathering again. When will we see a packed Croker or Lansdowne? When will we stand packed like sardines at a gig – a big one in Kilmainham or Marley or something more intimate in Whelan’s or th Academy? God knows. So I was … Continue reading It will be a long time until we see big crowds again – so what was the biggest crowd ever seen in Ireland?

Pope John Paul II, the temporary toilet in the Phoenix Park, me and Gerry Ryan (the Louser*.)

It was around the time of the 30th anniversary Pope John Paul’s visit to Ireland in 1979 that I bumped into  Gerry Ryan. He said he was doing something on his show about the visit and asked me if I had any memories of it. So I told him about what happened just before the … Continue reading Pope John Paul II, the temporary toilet in the Phoenix Park, me and Gerry Ryan (the Louser*.)