Places do not die as people do, but they often changed so fundamentally that little is left of what once they were. – William Trevor, in the introduction to his memoir, Excursions in the Real World. Although born in Mitchelstown in north Cork, William Trevor had a nomadic childhood. The son of a bank […]
A quick post about The Irish Whiskey Awards: All of my internet friends were there, and yet somehow my e-vite failed to make it through the firewall on my dial-up Windows 95 PC. Ah well, I couldn’t have gone anyway as I had a previous engagement – sitting watching it unfold on Twitter whilst crying. Here […]
As part of the Midleton food festival each September, there is a tasting in the Jameson Heritage Centre in the town. It’s usually a ridiculously cheap five or ten euro for four premium whiskeys – but the event used to be completely free. However, one year at the end of the tasting, a little old […]
The fam, with me played by a statue titled The Drunken Faun, which you can see in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.