It’s been a busy weekend. Early on Friday morning Pauline, Susanna and I were in Dublin for continued heart screening (so far, so good). Munterconnaught Gaelic Football Club opened its new (magnificent) facilities on Friday night – as part of this, the heritage society staged an exhibition of photographs – mostly old ones of local people, but there was also a selection of Sean’s photos of the area, which drew a lot of interest.
An excellent concert followed – the high point, Pauline and I thought, was a great rendition of ‘All the Lies’ by Timmy, Martina, Geraldine and Kieron. I sang ‘Will You Go, Lassie, Go’ with Noel, Pauric and Jim, plus Caroline on fiddle and Breda on harp. We had a few drinks in the pub, and got to bed around three.
On Saturday we were at the exhibition for a couple of hours, then watched the France–Ireland rugby match and went to Mossie’s birthday party at Virginia Rugby Club (where Sean used to play and I used to coach). We had a great night with Mossie and his family and friends – including Clio, and many of Sean’s Virginia and Cavan mates. Ciaran, Conor, Mossie and others spoke to us about Sean a lot – he is hugely loved and missed, and will never be forgotten. We’re very glad about that, and it’s also good to see Clio getting on with her life.
Aedín and Aoife arrived yesterday morning, and we did some work on recording two more of my songs for YouTube (‘Nothing but Love’ and ‘Devil’s Bit’), which should be ready to upload quite soon. Last night Aedín, Aoife, Pauline and I went to Teddy’s Bar in Moylagh, where none of us had been before, and had a brilliant music session with Paddy, Gerry, Brendan, Sarah, Tommy and others. Our third late night in a row.
So … tired but happy after a great weekend, of which Sean was a big part.