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Pretty vacant: A house in Carrigaholt in Clare that was recently brought back to life with a tin of paint

Pretty vacant: A house in Carrigaholt in Clare that was recently brought back to life with a tin of paint

Pretty vacant: A house in Carrigaholt in Clare that was recently brought back to life with a tin of paint

The year is 2050 and a local historian asks how I whiled away the empty hours during the Great Pandemic. Did I learn a new language, finally read Ulysses, or master the piano after abandoning the instrument 25 years earlier?

"No, my child. I spent my lockdown evenings mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, ogling photos of other people's newly painted kitchens and gardens transformed by outdoor seating and makeshift bars made from pallets."


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