Remembering spalpeens who built Teampul na mBocht
To be too far ahead is to be alone. As I found out over the past 40 years whenever I wrote about evangelical Irish-speaking missionaries, RIC men and Protestant victims of the Old IRA.
But decent people are doing their best to swim against the tide and more and more I meet kindred spirits, as I did last Sunday evening in Skibbereen.
Sitting into my car outside Costcutter filling station, I was accosted by a fine-looking man who asked me if I was the guy who sometimes wrote about the past in the Sunday Independent.