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Hay and Tae in Bromore, NewcastleWest and Halloween comes early

Met at the match

My friends, Breda and Bridget met this legendary Kerryman, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh on their way to Croke Park on Sunday.


Annual Hay and Tae at Bromore

Bagpipers and other musicians were never part of the work in the meadow in my day. Mike Flahive’s annual hay saving festival is something to behold.

Its Hannon’s pictures tell the story.

A fine meitheal did a great job indeed.


Newcastlewest 1976


And now NCW today


And Boo to You Too

It’s only August. The children are only just back from  their SUMMER holidays.


Gene Wilder R.I.P.

The Legendary Gene Wilder who has died this week, seen at the Grave Diggers pub, Glasnevin in 1970. R.I.P (Photos of Dublin on Twitter)


Then and Now


Listowel Connections


Blasket Island Man, Bailey and Co. opens and wedding season in Moyvane

1 Comment

  1. Cynicus

    No place for the old Cross in the modern, secular Square of Newcastle West? But God and Mammon did once manage to co-exist in the Square, amid the profane fair-day wheeling-and-dealing and bawling and lowing and buying and selling- of the spailpín-men and servant-girls, and of brute beasts- all on a carpet of natural by-products. Has God been lashed out of the temple by the money-changers? Or is He better off out of it?

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