Opinion often leaves a distorted view of class

As youngsters, we surely all had a few little model racing cars. Which, when raced around the table or wherever it was, had us all believing we were Ayrton Senna or Nigel Mansell or Damon Hill or Eddie Irvine. All sports have their devotees, of course, but, in the case of Formula One, for many of us that’s where the fascination ended. Continue reading “Opinion often leaves a distorted view of class”

Honouring the past while motoring towards the future

Tradition – and to be more specific the upholding thereof – is key to the life of any community. And to ensuring communities survive and prosper from generation to generation. Recently, an article was encountered detailing the history Tory Island in Co Donegal has of producing talented artists. Think also of the match making in Lisdoonvarna, the oysters in Galway or the Puc Fair in Killorglan. A tradition of festivals abides much closer to home too. There’s the steam threshing in Moynalty, the Hay Making Festival in Trim and Dunderry Fair. All of which form vital and enjoyable parts of … Continue reading Honouring the past while motoring towards the future