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Lunch with strangers

We walked to Lady’s island where I bought a  picnic lunch in the little store, rather than in the glitzy pub offering Guinness and more substantial meals.  There I joined four people sitting at a table in the sunshine licking ice cream cones.  Bizarrely they too came from from Somerset, the county where I now [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|People|0 Comments

New Ross

New Ross Celebrating 111 years of golf  New Ross celebrated its centenary in 2005.  It’s a course in two halves; the old and the new.   The club was created after  a group of businessmen from New Ross visited Scotland in 1904 and stumbled across several golf courses. They returned home unable to talk of [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments

The Dunbrody

Driving through New Ross the SS Dunbrody catches your eye. It lies hard against the main road moored on the river.   She is a fine tall ship with part furled top gallants and tidy lines.  Immediately the thoughts fly by- why is she here? The answer brings chilling stories of Irish migrants fleeing to America [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Places to visit|1 Comment

Dunmore East Golf Course

Playing the course The golf course begins rather prosaically with parallel fairways running up, down. Hit, walk, hit walk with not a lot to trap a ball until you reach the 6th when the ground drops away.  It is a dress rehearsal for the 14th after more tramline holes.  The fourteenth is fun, impressive; [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments


Rosslare Golf Club premises are long and low with a pediment porch.  They welcome you with wide tempting glass doors. They look  recent build which is misleading because the course was established 111 years ago. This links course is out one way and back the other with one cross over hole through a line of [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments

Playing New Ross

Past President of New Ross Golf Course 2011, Kay Kelleher The last game I played on my first trip to Ireland was with the Ladies Captain of New Ross, Mary Mehar  We met on a wet, cloudy and miserable day in the bar at New Ross. She was accompanied by Kay Kelleher, a past [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|People|0 Comments

To be a Pilgrim- Lady’s Island

Lady’s Island Just within walking distance from St Margaret's and Carne Bay is a place of pilgrimage to Our Lady. Lady's Island welcomes with a sign on the road and two blazing white statues of Mary, mother of Jesus, dominating an otherwise gentle landscape with reed filled marshes in a silver lake. People gathered there [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|Places to visit|0 Comments

The Lure of the Camino Way

 Leave Lucy outside anywhere and inevitably someone will stop to schmooze.  Her most recent friend was a grey haired man sitting on a bench in  sunlight.  Lucy sat beside him, as he stroked her fur and tickled her and thus began a conversation which ranged from motor homes to walking the Camino Way. My [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|People|0 Comments

Three lessons in One Day

Three Lessons in One Day At Rosslare Golf Club I sat with the Ladies Captain, Catherine Howard, in a deep bay window waiting for the prizes to be awarded for the Ladies Winter Golf Competition.   Around us was a tense group of women anxious to know who  was Golfer of the Year’ and winner of [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|People|0 Comments

An angel?

This is  John.  No wings, no halo but to me indistinguishable from the real thing.  When I was stranded he brought a new fob to me for my wagon.  He arrived at 7 am; not in a chariot of fire but a grey Ford Focus. Once we tested that I could be mobile, he settled in [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|People|1 Comment