A little while ago we had some snow, which is a big deal in Ireland. The east and south east were most affected. It was coined the “Beast from the East” and it forced schools to close en masse and some employers had to shut down their premises as employees couldn’t get to work.
I loved it.
Ballymun’s finest acts took to the big stage yesterday. Included in the line up were Dextra, Cale Smith, Ciara Lennon, Rachel McCormack, Pat Deenan and the Innocents.
Pictured below are Dextra who played great upbeat pop music in keeping with the weather.
I took a few pictures of my two nephews Robert and Gavin who were going to the Debs. Great style and excitement. Robert is pictured directly below with Clara.
Horses are an intrinsic part of a travellers’ life. The prospective changes in the way horse-keeping is to be controlled is causing disquiet among travellers at large. Looking after horses helps with depression with the younger males as well as the more senior among them. The rate of suicide in Travellers far outweighs the settled community by a ratio of 6:1.
The Drive took place on Sunday, July 30, and was in aid of Pieta House. The Travellers meet at the Mitchelstown Road entrance to Cahir and completed the Drive in Inch Field. The field was replete with people wearing white tee-shirts with”Drive for Hope and Change”.
Amongst the speakers that spoke were Brian Dillon, Kerry McCarthy and Love Hate’s “John Connors”.
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