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Beware the Rip Current

I had the pleasure of walking the main beach at Derrynane last Monday morning with my son Owen and my granddaughter Claire.  It was a lovely Easter Monday and the sea was calm and peaceful. The beach we were walking on was the main part of the beach between the Ship House on the easterly

By |2019-04-25T11:24:27+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Billy Dwyer

Last year, I was invited by Paddy Brazil and Finbarr O’Callaghan to Cork Golf Club to represent the Dwyer family and present the inter-firm trophy to the winning team. The reason for the invite was that the competition was in its 75th year and they wanted to celebrate its success over the years. I might

By |2018-06-18T10:13:12+01:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Family|0 Comments

The chef and his grandson

My young brother Martin runs a little Chambre d’hôte in the South of France near Beziers. He used to run a restaurant in Waterford and is a wonderful chef. Martin and his wife Sile with their two grandchildren spend a few days with us recently in Kerry. Steaks on the barbeque were on the menu

By |2017-08-31T14:25:52+01:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Family|0 Comments

All Mixed Up

I went to a rocking concert last Saturday afternoon when my son Eamon and a group of enthusiastic Cork musicians played some great music and sang a few tunes from their new CD….. All Mixed Up. The concert was organised to launch their CD which was put together to raise much needed money for Cork

By |2017-09-26T12:29:04+01:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Autumn leaves

In Ireland this year we have had the driest calmest autumn/early winter that I can ever remember. As a result the colour of the leaves on the trees is spectacular. On Sunday we walked around the beautiful Atlantic Pond with our grandchildren. Son Owen was with us and decided that he should bury himself in

By |2017-09-26T12:34:27+01:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments