Photo by Ita Hannon
Sleepless in Seattle
Seattle’s Best Coffee in Market Street has rebranded as Insomnia.
1994 Harvest Festival Brochure
Junior Griffin found this old brochure among his treasures.
This is the Christie Hennessey memorial in Tralee. Plans are in train to put a voice element to these memorials. In time, visitors will be able to access a spoken biography of the singer at this spot.
The words of Christie’s greatest hit song, Roll Back the Clouds are printed in full in the memorial. Wouldn’t it be great if the voice element included Christie singing his moving song?
Kerry Football, is it in the blood or in the DNA
All the way from San Diego came this missive on Monday.
Message from Richard Moriarty, from Lisselton-Ballydonoghue, now living in San Diego,California, USA:
I wrote a poem commemorating the “Five Games in a Row” (attached)
I hope you will share it with your bloggers.
Thank you for your consideration.
FIVE GAMES IN A ROW
I remember back when just a kid I’d climb on Grandad’s knee
And while I perched there
With an eagle stare
He’d tell these tales to me
How in this land there’s a noble band of men who plan and dream
Who cannot be beat
Who will not retreat
And they’re called the Kerry Team
Like giants he said they forge ahead a wave of green and gold
Who in the history book
If you care to look
With passion there it’s told
As plain as day I can hear him say those boys are smooth as foam
They glide they swoop
They slide and scoop
To bring that trophy home
He’d call out each game each date and name until it was all done
And when he shed tears
For the losing years
I dried them one by one
Yes that was many years ago but some things are still the same
With my grandson Lee
There on my knee
Today we watched the game
And Grandpaw I knew you were here too but in case you didn’t know
In headlines bold
The tale was told
“Tis FIVEgames in a row
San Diego, California