There was a battery of bone-handled shaving brushes of the cylindrical variety on display on the narrow counter at chest height before him and from these Hugh Gorman chose one with short, white-tipped, horse-hair bristles.
Throughout his long association with Journal, with your editor and with the other eejits of this site, never once did Tony Carroll ever complain about the harsh lot he was dealt in recent years, the trials he had to endure since his dear wife Ann was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and the enormous pain […]
On Santanta’s instigation I took another look recently at Bill Cullen’s ‘It’s a Long Way from Penny Apples’. A decade old now, it feels as if it’s of another age. And it tells of another earlier age, the 40s and 50s in working-class Dublin.