Race for the Aras
•Overheard in a local hotel -- the 'Prime Time' presidential debate was in boring progress, while the American tourists were trying to enjoy a quiet drink: "Say, if the small guy Michael D gets elected, will he have to stop playing the uillean pipes with the Chieftains?" Music to my ears!
Tramore, Co Waterford
•Your cartoon accompanying the article on Sean Gallagher (Irish Independent, October 24) brought to mind Alec Guinness and the film 'The Man in the White Suit', a satirical Ealing comedy from the 1950s.