Archive for May, 2009


Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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Michael Shalvey

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This is Michael Shalvey’s last day as the County Council Rent and Rates Collector in the area. Good Luck to him in his retirement, he was always a kind and friendly man. Here he is with Grainne.
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Fleadh Ceol

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The County Cavan Fleadh Ceol is in Kilnaleck this weekend, and it looks like Summer’s arrived just in time. We have live Music from Na Fianna and The Cosmic Cowboys on Saturday and Sunday nights and there’s dancing and music from 8 o’clock this evening in all the pubs and on the street.


Free Malibu

Monday, May 25th, 2009

This month’s competition is for a Malibu promo pack with a pair of free flip-flops, again sponsored by Irish distillers.


All you have to do to enter is to comment on this post, making sure to leave your email address. In a month’s time, on June 26th, I’ll choose the winner using a random number generator and you could be getting your island on at the right price (FREE). Unfortunately, I don’t think it’ll be possible to ship it internationally, so if you’re from another country, you can still enter, but if you win you’ll have to nominate someone you know in Ireland to receive it. Only enter once, your comment may not show up right away as it has to be approved if you haven’t commented before, so don’t worry, it’ll get there shortly.


Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Kilmore Hotel Cavan Stages Rally passed near here yesterday. In my opinion once you’ve seen one car going round a corner fast, you’ve seen them all. Still, the event seemed to be very well organised by Cavan Motor Club. It was difficult to get anywhere near the route and the large crowd had to take to the fields. I was out at Relagh Cross for a while.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Confirmation in Crosserlough today. Here’s Christiana Callery and Katie Reilly. Aren’t they pretty?

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Free Whiskey

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The competition is now closed, and the winner is ……. Caroline Reilly. There’ll be another free competition in a couple of days so keep checking in. Thanks again to Irish Distillers for sponsoring this month’s prize of a bottle of Powers 12 year old.


Monday, May 18th, 2009

My nephew, Fionn Lovett in the Deerpark, Virginia, Co. Cavan


Some more here on flickr

Alcohol Consumption By Country

Sunday, May 17th, 2009


Looks like Ireland might be in the lead. Click on the photo for bigger detail. It’s between us, Hungary and Moldova!


Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The local and European elections are on June 6th and every vote counts. Here’s Ciaran McEvoy on the campaign trail for Fianna Fail.

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Charlie Galligan is nearly ninety, and he’s been a Fianna Fáiler for most of that. Brendan Smith (minister for agriculture, fisheries and food) is here making a presentation to him in the pub last night. Also in the photo are Mrs Galligan, Brian Smith, Senator Diarmuid Wilson, Mary and Seamus Galligan, Caitlin Tully, Mickey Galligan and Ciaran McEvoy.

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