Monthly Archives: July 2024


‘Do you remember the time we took you to the youth club and you stood looking gormless?’ There was no answer to be made, there was no memory of such a moment, no belief that it had ever occurred. There … Continue reading

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Down the line

Upton.  It is a hamlet that once had a railway station.  Long Sutton and Pitney, the station was called.  It was convenient to neither village and there were probably travellers who were less than happy to find themselves 2-3 miles … Continue reading

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Summer in Beare

It is the fifth week of the school holidays for Irish secondary schools, depending on the school in which one teaches, there now remain six or seven weeks. To be honest, a return to the routine and laughter of a … Continue reading

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