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My Ma


Since my blog about my Da my family been asking me to write one about my Ma. The fact that I wrote about my father first was not deliberate, as usual, something I happened to read put a lot of … Continue reading

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Paddy’s raffle


Paddy’s Raffle                                           Paddy bought a mare donkey from a farmer for €5. It was fiver Friday. The farmer agreed to deliver her the next day. But the next day the farmer phoned, ‘Say ah! Paddy.’ ‘Why?  ‘Your donkey has … Continue reading

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One day at a time


If anyone is familiar with alcoholics anonymous, please excuse my made-up version of a meeting, I only have seen it in films .  This was inspired by the great Kris Krisofferson song “Sunday morning coming down” I always find it … Continue reading

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Graffiti, art or vandalism?


                                              This was an essay I did while studying for the leaving certificate twelve years ago.  Reading through it now, it strikes me as very dated.  Hope some people will remember the popular graffiti from that time.   Graffiti, art … Continue reading

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My Da


My Da has been dead eighteen years but he still has a big influence on my life, and also on the lives of my sisters and brothers.  I am getting on in years and I have never heard anyone say … Continue reading

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Don’t leave


This a short story for a writing site I was on,  the premise was write a story beginning with the words “don’t leave”  The child is real and the granny is real, and the words are words the child used … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity


A  She sat down facing me as the train pulled out of the station.  She settled in and began to arrange her various belongings around her.  The wrinkled face and faded blue eyes might have belonged to anyone from fifty … Continue reading

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