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Spring is here

Spring is here

Spring is my favourite time of the year. Mind you I reckon a lot of people feel like that. While Christmas is a great time for family and nostalgia it also brings some sadness. The Summer, particularly around Belmullet, is fantastic with visitors home and long days and swimming in the sea. But I prefer the Spring. When Spring starts is a source of debate. Tradition has it that Spring starts on February 1st. The metrological offices say Spring starts on March 1st. For me Spring starts when there is still a little light after the work day. This is...

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Missing the Craic

Missing the Craic

What I miss most during these Covid 19 times is the craic with our customers. Serving  people in the shop is often accompanied with a conversation around weather or the news of the day.  For example  I hear much droch mheas poured on the colour coded weather warning  system (“Telling us it was Orange and it was only a small breeze”).  Mayo’s chances in the next big match are also a firm favourite. How a member of their family is getting on after a big event in their lives (“How is Mary after her sickness ?” “How is Johnny getting...

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