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Young at heart set example to lead our kids to freedom

Sarah Caden


The liberated elders at Bloomsday could teach all of us a lesson in bouncing back from the brink, writes Sarah Caden

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FUN FOR ALL GENERATIONS: Bloomsday celebrations at Davy Byrne's pub on Duke Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney

FUN FOR ALL GENERATIONS: Bloomsday celebrations at Davy Byrne's pub on Duke Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney

FUN FOR ALL GENERATIONS: Bloomsday celebrations at Davy Byrne's pub on Duke Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney

We stood at the Dart tracks, my daughter and I, waiting for the train to go past. I was attempting to calm her on several levels.

"The gates won't fall on you. We're not standing too close to the other people waiting. There is no cat."

We'd already seen a cat between the house and the tracks, as I took her out for the 'bike-run'. The 'bike-run' is 3km that she cycles and I run; we started doing it every day during lockdown, but now it's only imposed on her on alternate days as life gets busier again.