Sunday, July 3, 2011

I sat in the back of a Suzuki Swift car on Market St, Trim, yesterday afternoon reading from Jonathan Swift's, Gulliver's Travels. Two American ladies sat in the back seat with me listening and paid €2 each for the privilege.  So intrigued were they with my reading that they invited me to next years New York St Patricks Day Parade. 
Michael Farry, sat in the driving seat, under instructions from Paddy Smith that I was to read every word and page allotted to me.  Michael Regan sat in the front passenger seat, I didn't quite know why thought perhaps he was just feeling a bit tired or wanted to get out of the sun or maybe he just wanted to be brought back to his childhood once more.  When I was finished reading Paddy enquired from Michael Farry if I had read all three pages Michael agreed that I did.  He then asked Michael Regan if I got all the big words right, Michael hesitated for a few moments and then uttered I....I.. think he did.  So on Michael Regans word Paddy decided to give me a certificate.

As I walked down the street towards my car with Michael Regan, he said " you know the boys are worried about tomorrow's Battle they think Murray is going to do it again.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Good Luck Lads

Good luck to the Meath Writer' Circle in Trim tomorrow at the Battle of the Books where they are expected to retain the title.

The Team members are: Tommy Murray, leader, Frank Murphy, Mark Doyle and Sean Reilly.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Anto and Jimbo.

Labour Councillor Anton Mc Cabe was selected by the council to be it's new Lord Mayor when outgoing Lord Mayor, independent Councillor Phil Brennan reached the end of his term in office.
The meeting was attended by a large number of Anton's supporters and family.
A function was held afterwards in the Back Room of the Lantern on Watergate Street.

Anto can be seen below just after receiving his chain of office and below that Jim O'Brien ( Jimbo ) can be seen rallying the troops in the Back Room of the Lantern.

Anton McCabe, ( Labour Party) Lord Mayor of Navan and to his right Councillor Joe Reilly,( Sinn Fein) deputy Lord Mayor.

Anto and Jimbo on video.

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