Monday 11 December 2017

Kenny's last pre-election waltz around the ballroom of romance

Michael Noonan
Michael Noonan
John Drennan

John Drennan

THERE was more than a slight air of the Ballroom of Romance surrounding the location of the final Fine Gael conference before the election.

The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, has retained the silver tinselled feel of those 1950s ballrooms where countrymen and women came dreaming of romance and hope.

Sadly, as William Trevor's short stories revealed, romance often consisted of little more than a plea from bachelor country farmers like the 'Bowser Egan' to 'come into the field, Bridie.'

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