Thursday 17 October 2019

Peter O'Toole and the saucy Dublin nuns

Kim Bielenberg

Kim Bielenberg

nn So farewell then, Peter O'Toole, the man who was either born in Connemara or Leeds, depending on who you believe.

O'Toole once said that as a boy he was terrified by "the horrible sexlessness" of nuns.

He later said this phenomenon had changed dramatically.

"They're sipping gin and tonic in the Dublin pubs now, and a couple of them flashed their pretty ankles at me just the other day."

Saucy nuns? It is quite possible that the notoriously bibulous O'Toole had a touch too much of the gargle, and was imagining things.

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