Saturday 20 January 2018

This Man's Life: The ghosts of Dermot Morgan, Ronnie Drew and Jane Fonda haunt me

Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew
Barry Egan

Barry Egan

Ghosts, to me, aren't necessarily spooky beings that disturb your repose on stormy nights, appearing on creaky staircases in white bed sheets.

To me, ghosts are more like memories.

Every time I pass Neary's pub on Chatham Street I see Ronnie Drew. I remember bumping into The Dubliners' front man on Christmas Eve many moons ago and having a pint with him outside on the street as the Yuletide shoppers rushed past madly buying the last of their Xmas pressies.

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