Sunday, March 25, 2012 13:24
Moving slowly over the crest of a gentle hill, man, horse and plough are silhouetted against the evening sky. They seem like shadowy ghosts from a dim era that have returned as a quiet reminder to a world dominated by and crazed about speed. We cannot put back the clock: but it does seem wrong now to associate ploughing with […]
Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:03
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sean Crawford articles Shortly before I ‘packed up’ – continued Sean Crawford – ‘I happened to be in our crowded local Post Office. A lady with the invincible inquisitiveness of her sex spoke loudly to me. ‘Is it true, Mr Crawford, that you are soon to retire?’ Everyone stopped talking […]
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:00
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sean Crawford articles I was browsing the other day and came across the retirement reflections of one Sean Crawford of Warrenpoint. These are almost 50 years old so I have to take it that the great Sean has passed on. He has left behind a wealth of reminiscences – and […]
Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:31
Amazingly, it is thirty-six years ago. I have two children older than that! I’d like to learn where they all are now. (No! Not my children. They keep me informed. The Abbey boys, I mean!). Here’s a start!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 0:01
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Michael J MurphyAs I bent to the task, he threw in the odd compliment as to how well I was doing, the good shape I made of the work.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:12
‘How are things about town?’ he asked, in a friendly way. One word borrowed another,
Saturday, February 11, 2012 15:28
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Michael J Murphy It was in the long ago. I was off on my hike.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 14:02
John Bowman (RTE Reporter for decades) has favourable mention of Newryman, the late great Frank Hall, an early stalwart of the emerging RTE TV channel, in his recent blockbuster history of that channel entitled ‘Mirrors and Windows’.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:02
We relished any opportunity for entertainment in those Golden Days of long ago. Most popular of all was the travelling circus.