Sunday 11 December 2016

3,000 marriages on and the man is still smiling - Go figure!

John Daly

Published 03/09/2016 | 02:30

Willie Daly: 'Deep down, every single is hoping to find a partner who will enrich their life. And those who think coming to Lisdoonvarna demeans the idea of finding that partner are people who don't recognise opportunity' Photo: Brian Arthur/ Press 22
Willie Daly: 'Deep down, every single is hoping to find a partner who will enrich their life. And those who think coming to Lisdoonvarna demeans the idea of finding that partner are people who don't recognise opportunity' Photo: Brian Arthur/ Press 22

'Would you like to be buried with my people?' As chat-up lines go, it's probably not the kind of husky invite you're likely to overhear in Coppers or Lillie's.

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But for the 40,000 people who'll crowd the tea dances and ceilidhe in Lisdoonvarna over the next few weeks, it's a come-on that works wonders when accompanied with a grin and a wink.

September is upon us, with long winter evenings just around the corner, so where's a middle-aged farmer possessed of fully working body parts to find a comely maiden for cosy canoodling around his lonely hearth? Not on the internet or at a speed-dating gig, that's for sure.

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