Ballybunion May 5 2024

Sunday, May 5 2024, Ballybunion Market

The sun shone and the MOYA festival was in full swing.

These are just some of the stalls of the many crafters and sellers.

Beautiful painted beach stones were just some of the souvenirs on offer.

Lovely to meet my friend and super knitter, Josephine. She really has the most beautiful and most reasonably priced baby stuff. She is thinking of retiring from knitting so now is your chance to buy a unique hand made baby gift.

Edible works of art from Fifi Shades of Cake were beautifully presented as always. These delicious cakes are ridiculously reasonable, considering the skill and creativity that goes into creating them. If you want to bring a friend a unique little something, bring one of these.

Sarah of The Green Green Gate was there with her Kombucha, always a pleasure to encounter at the market.

Once upon a time every bride carried a horseshoe and they were to be seen over every door as bringers of good luck. Now you can buy a genuine used horseshoe from Olivia’s Lucky Horseshoes. She will customise it for you as a piece of wall decor and you’ll have a story to tell your visitors.

There was loads more stuff, Emily’s honey, Gráinne’s beautiful photos, ceramics, handmade cards made from real flowers grown locally, bags, soaps, dog treats and lots lots more.

I forgot to ask if the market was going to be there every week from now on . If it is you should definitely drop in.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Match

We have an 11 year old footballer in the family. That is why I love this poem. It’s all there, the tension, the hope, the humour and the inevitable joy or disappointment. So many sports recognise thirds and fourths and so on down the line. When you play (or support) one of the binary sports, it’s hard, hard, hard.

Poems are made by fools like me

But only God can make a tree.

These beautiful trees are on the Pitch and Putt course now.

A Fact

The earliest set of false teeth dating back to 1,000B.C. was found in a grave in Sidon in Lebanon. The set contains four lower incisors. The teeth are human teeth and must to have come from the jaw of someone else.