Archive for September 2005

Going home

Sep 27th, 2005 | By | Category: Ireland

The news over the past days of the final end to ‘the war’ in Ireland brought back many memories, some of them strange.

I remember in the summer of 1988 driving on a road out of Galway city heading westwards. Having been an impoverished student not so long before, I was in the habit of feeling sorry for hitch hikers and picked one up on the outskirts of the city.

It turned out that he was an artist, making a few pounds by selling pictures of Galway scenery. He lived