It is with the deepest sorrow that we record the passing of Mary Burke (nee Williams), Byrneville and formerly Fitzgerald Terrace, Dungarvan, County Waterford. Mary passed away peacefully on the 30th of January and is predeceased by her husband Michael, son Gary, parents Timothy and Ellen, brother Tom and sister Margaret O’Mahony. Mary is deeplyContinue reading “Late Mary Burke (nee Williams)”
Category Archives: Journalling
Accept The Challenge
Until recently, my urge to write deserted me. Whenever I did put something together, it seemed rather strained, and so I did not write very often. Now, I’m back in a better groove and the writing will likely flow more freely. A little puzzle for you.. . See can you find the football, the twoContinue reading “Accept The Challenge”
Garmin And Guinness
The watch seems to be looking out for my best interests. After yesterday’s two hours in the garden, it seems 16 hours of recovery is recommended. That would mean that I’d be ready for action about lunchtime today.However, I burned a few matches in Park Hotel last night. I’d be hoping the big brother watchContinue reading “Garmin And Guinness”
Coming Out: I can’t Update My Name Right Now
This post was written in 2016 on my old Kilcaroon blog, and I’m reposting it here once again for clarity. It’s time. I’ve had this post in the back of my mind for the past thirty-something years, and now the time is right—time for me to put on paper my long regret in order forContinue reading “Coming Out: I can’t Update My Name Right Now”
First Day At School
One Small Step
It is day one. The journey has begun. I may want to go back, but I am determined to push on despite not knowing what lies ahead. About ten years ago, shortly before I retired from the day job, I imagined that I would like to write a book. Fast forward (very fast) to JulyContinue reading “One Small Step”
Memories of Glencree
Can we tell you your nickname, sir? Will you be cross?
I don’t know until you tell me, says I.
And she hesitated and they all giggled madly.