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Owen and his best man Vince

I mentioned in a recent blog how Owen’s best man Vincent Groarke had surpassed himself by singing a love song in the Greek language to Owen and Marina at their recent wedding on the enchanting Greek Island of Samos. I knew that I had a photo somewhere taken on the beach at Fountainstown near Cork

By | 2018-01-25T09:33:29+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Fota Wildlife Park

As you drive east from Cork to Waterford you drive past three of Cork’s islands. The first is Little Island where Cork Golf Club is located and then on to Fota Island. Drive past the mile long wall of The Fota Estate and you come to the bridge that brings you across the water to

By | 2016-03-31T11:05:57+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Back to nature

In June 1956 there was a nasty polio epidemic in Cork and many people caught the disease and suffered some serious health issues. Many years later some of the polio sufferers were also diagnosed with Post-Polio symptoms of muscle degeneration. When the polio outbreak happened in Cork a good friend of our family Dr Billy

By | 2017-01-30T12:51:18+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: Dealing with problems, Family|0 Comments

You’re looking good Ted; whatever you’re doing keep doing it!

A man said that to me some 30 years ago. He had I thought a special and unique way of saying something positive to all who called to his shop. He was a man called Sean Keegan who at one time ran a splendid hardware shop in Newbridge. I used to do some business with

By | 2017-01-30T12:52:33+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Categories: Anything is possible, Family, Family Business, Keeping Fit, Life Balance, Motivation|0 Comments