I returned from my holidays to find many of the old timers waiting to pounce and tell me that the name on one of my pictures was wrong. The third man in the picture of the three fishermen was not Star Lynch at all, but Nicorra Murphy. Bray People – 9th Sept.
For once there is praise on all sides for the Co. Council and the builders of the newest local authority housing in the town, known as Kenmare Heights. Before the houses were handed over, the area was landscaped and grassed.
Talking to some of the people who, through various organisations, help the elderly in the community, what comes over most strongly is how much benefit everyone gets.
Don’t let anyone kid you about how the Irish are known far and wide throughout the world. It’s not true, at least not in France.
It’s a funny thing, how you can be around all year, and nothing much happens. But go away for a short spell, and you miss lots of entertaining and interesting happenings.
When the four candidates for Mayor report on progress to the committee later this week, Suzanne Davis will be telling them of her smart move.
Hilarie O’Dea, from the Senior Citizens Group, called to tell that they had a surprise gift of £15.
The men in the photo are Jim Darcy (standing), Paddy Salmon, Willie Tucker, John Spurling, Square Byrne.
Do any readers remember the picture we ran a few weeks ago, showing The Wicklow Arms in Delgany, in the days before the motor car was common?
Just to confuse us all when we had the story of the Delgany picture sorted out, a letter arrives from Jimmie Downey in Middlesex, England. He writes that he receives The Wicklow People regularly from his brother, Wm. Downey, of Killincarrig.
The extraordinary thing about the two letters is that the two men with a ten-year age gap have such different memories of a small village. By the way, the enlarged version of the photo hangs in The Wicklow Arms.
While we are on the subject of The Wicklow Arms, the Spendloves, who now run the pub, asked me to mention that they have an engagement ring, which was found in the ladies cloakroom before Christmas.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there was a need in the town for casual drop-in places for young people, and, in passing, said that one such place existed already.
Among a list of good things about Greystones long ago remembered in readers’ letters was Vic Lovings and her travelling Stage Show.