Wednesday 14 November 2018

Fairytale ending so sad and predictable

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

SUNDAY Awake to Fiona Kelly -- my favourite radio voice -- doing What It Says in the Papers. After that I am alert enough to enjoy John Bowman's archival trawl. Erudite, eclectic, entertaining, Bowman always leaves me thinking.

This morning I am left wondering why James Hamilton Delargy, founder of the Irish Folklore Commission a Roman Catholic whose grandmother was a Presbyterian from the Glens of Antrim (hence Hamilton) did so little to preserve the rich rural folkore of small southern Irish protestant communities such as the Palatinates, Cooneyites and Plymouth Brethern.

Later I switch to Newstalk -- but switch off as soon as I suss that Ken Murphy of the Law Society and Dr Gavan Titley, a media lecturer from Maynooth, are both going to badmouth the Sunday Independent.

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