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Twenty-one random people and things I remember from
A first world war veteran and great-uncle (or something) of former TCD student union leader Ramor Dagge who ran a bookshop in Temple Bar, before it was Temple Bar. He had trench leg, I think.
The saw-player on
The heavily made-up woman who used to dress in green and play the accordion under the statue of Tom Moore, with a photo of herself and Ronald Reagan on proud display on the accordion box.
Joseph O’Gorman’s slightly shopsoiled Brideshead routine on his guided tours of
The woman who wore her grey hair up in a bun while she did her elaborate pro-life interpretive dance opposite the GPO on
The stuffed dog in the Franciscan’s ‘moving crib’ display in
The always black-clad figure of Deirdre O’Connell, Focus Theatre director and relict of Luke Kelly.
The shirtsleeved figure of Fred Hanna inclining, Mandarin-like, to his customers on
Passing the offices of 98FM just as noted clerical fascist and clandestine shagger Father Michael Cleary was going in, to host the phone-in show that used to field calls from people called Ulick McGee and Conall Ingis, and Mountjoy prisoners anxious to tell their wives not to forget the ‘baby’ the next time they visited. Reader, the baby meant heroin.
The enormous Alsatian usually to be found, paws on the counter of a shop called
Coyle’s hat shop on
Knowing someone who lived, as a child (before it happened), in the house where Collins’s flying column shot all those British secret service men in their beds on Bloody Sunday morning in 1920.
The David Lynch mental bitchslap that is the Dublin Yeast Company which, I know, is still there, with its to-die-for range of caketop decorations and, I presume, yeast, and this next door to a five-star hotel right in the city cenetre. Don’t even ask. I don’t understand either.
Some churches. The now-closed church on the northside quays on the the way up to
The carved figure of Our Lady of Dublin and the casket of St Valentine’s remains, as presented to Fr Spratt of
A grotesque yellow pram shop beside the rocket-launcher-like St Audeon’s on its hilltop redoubt.
The word ‘hygiaphone’ on the ticket desk partitions in Connolly Station. I know I mentioned this before. Now I’m mentioning it again.
Sea shells on James Clarence Mangan’s grave in Glasnevin cemetery.
The fact that the Irish version of
Con Houlihan topping up his brandy in Mulligan’s with a bottle of milk he kept on the bar beside him, his back to a plaque in his honour on the wall behind him.