There was such a crowd in Ballybunion yesterday there was hardly room for the tide to come in!
Friends from my days in Rome called and we recalled a toast that we had occasion to use more than once in the eternal city at the end of a celebratory meal, from Hillaire Belloc :
“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine,
At least I’ve always found it is,
But nostalgia isn’t what it used to be!!