Gerry O’Regan: His talent was taking the road less travelled
NEWSPAPERS are in so many ways tribal affairs -- and if you were not in the Sindo tribe Aengus Fanning could be a difficult man to really get to know.
Of course, there was more often than not the usual incidental banter entwined with the self-deprecating personality. But for many of us, the private man remained inscrutable, concealed behind a carefully constructed "sure don't mind me, lads, I'm only here" persona.
Aengus grew up in Tralee town and I was from three miles 'out the road' on the Dingle Peninsula. I did not know him back then but his brother Conell was of my era in Tralee CBS.