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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Unpacking

Pictures go up in the front sitting room. Another room is now sorted. More boxes emptied.

Concrete

I need concrete for the wretched "whirly gig". Try getting bagged pre-mixed concrete in Ireland.

"Two 25kg bags please of your finest ready mix please."

I'm given a funny look and a 50kg bag of sand and a bag of cement.

Paddy

Sam MaguirePaddy, in charge of the neighbouring town of Dunmanway, visits. He is sort of Rural Dean. He gives Judith more low down. 

People don't die here - they are buried. Be gentle, never abrupt.

He gives a potted history of  local famous people Sam Maguire and Michael Collins

A new statue to Sam Maguire was unveiled a couple of days ago in Dunmanway.

Tour of Judith's Churches and Schools

We tour Judith's new patch. I navigate, Judith drives.

We visit:

  • The school at Ballimoney
  • The ruin near Ballimoney
  • The retired church at Ballimoney. This is to be sold as a private residence.
  • The church at Kilmeen
  • The site of the old church at Murragh, only the graveyard exists. (Still maintained and recently mown)
  • The reopened church at Murragh (Farrenthomas) at Newcestown.
  • The church and round tower at Kinneigh.
  • The church and school at Desertserges. This takes some finding as "Desertserges" is not on the map. Look for Knockmacool, south east of Enniskean.

[A year on an Judith has a web site organised for the Kinneigh Union of Parishes.]

Clonakilty

We enjoy lobster with creamy sauce and apple pie with cream at Sugan's pub in the local town on the coast. No more cream for Nick - the bulk is getting excessive!

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