Mark Keenan: Sunny daze - Do we have to drink ourselves silly?
A CHILDREN'S picnic on our estate's green at the weekend sparked a conversation between the mothers about beaches. What started off with: "Wouldn't it be a lovely day to go to the beach?" quickly transformed into a litany of experiences with drunken idiots, fighting, general bad behaviour and concern for young children.
One by one the mothers named and shamed many of the capital's best-known beaches until the conclusion was: "No, we don't like to be beside the seaside."
At least not when the sun is shining and Ireland is drinking.