We put it to the good people of Greystones – and they have spoken with a resounding roar…
Bridie Mooney is our Greystones Person Of The Year 2016.
Sure, for 60 years, she stood behind that counter at Mooney & Sons, and served every man, woman, child and dog that waddled in through her door. And each and every time, it was service with a great big smile.
That said, service has gotten more than a tad slow of late. Very slow. Sure, I’m still waiting for me Ireland’s Own Topless Heifers Calendar, ordered back at Christmas!
And when we called down earlier today to deliver the good news to Mrs Mooney – along with her framed certificate and special Greystones Person Of The Year mug – sure, wasn’t the woman too lazy to come to the door!
A quick call to her youngest, Robert Jr, and the boy tells me that his mum isn’t well right now, and wouldn’t be stirring out of the bed. Yeah, right. From what we hear from town gossip Hioban Sanley, Bridie’s found herself a string of hunks on Tinder. Hioban swears she heard a lisping cousin of Robert’s neighbour’s uncle say Mrs Mooney was in bed with hot shingles.
Whatever the reason, we’ll catch up with Bridie once she’s back on her feet and out the front door. For now, we’ll just say, here’s to you, Mrs Mooney. Jaysus, we love you more than you will know…
You’ll find plenty more Bridie love right here.