All kinds of summer madness at the annual Fair of Spancilhill and Galway City


Finally for now, and in the wake of the G8 summit in my native Fermanagh, is there anyone over there reading this who was born and bred in my native Ballanaleck on the shores of Lough Erne outside Enniskillen?

The reason for asking is that the magnificent folklorist Marion Maxwell, my former neighbor, is currently building a folklore collection from the yesterdays of Bellanaleck , sometimes spelt

Marion has a lot of material already but she would welcome more. Stories. Family histories. Photographs. Artifacts of all kinds.

 If you can help this lovely lady in anyway she can be reached at Tell her that I sent you.

I'm off to Kinsale now for more craic of the Cork variety.