The name of this book is taken from a radio advertisment by that unique man of the radio, the late John the Man, Frawley. It sets the scene for a number of interesting pieces, some about noted Limerick characters, now past and gone, while others bring some childhood memories of the author to life.
We visit Co. Clare for a fascinating story of courage and tenacity during the Famine times and for a glimpse into the delights of the nearby town of Kilkee, as well as a walkabout in Lahinch. In Galway, the author goes on a quest to locate its native writer cast in stone.
Well-known Limerick personalities and native literary figures are brought to life, along sporting clubs and organisations that go with the unique history of the parish.
Many of the poems bear a strong local touch, and feature some of the unobtrusive people who work quietly away in our midst. We will meet, for example, Michael, the Barber on Denmark Street; Phil, in her bookshop just off Roches Street, and that larger-than-life, butcher Noel O'Connor. We find out how Parish artist, Jin O'Farrell, works magic with his touch of that rugby ball during what seemed like a dismal encounter between the Parish team, Shannon...and so much more. Read this wonderfully eclectic collection and enjoy!
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Date of Publication: 30/10/2014