Céad Míle Fáilte – Welcome




A hundred thousand welcomes to my blog.  I’ve recently retired after 37 years teaching English and four as Deputy Principal of Scoil Mhuire agus Íde in Newcastle West, County Limerick, in Ireland. My interests include education, literature, politics, religion and sport.

I’m married to Kate – my long-suffering soulmate and we’ve been blessed as we watched our daughter and son grow up into their glorious selves.  I love my own place, Knockaderry, and the people who live there. My present preoccupations are: family, GAA, parish – and blogging!

I hope to collect here some musings about life in the slow lane! This blog will be a repository of my rants, my rambles and my reviews of poetry and fiction. It will also include some analysis of the political situation not already adequately covered in my rants section!

I don’t believe in perfection and have always agreed with Leonard Cohen when he says in Anthem:

Ring the bells that still can ring,

Forget your perfect offering,

There is a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.

Thank you for stopping by,

Vincent Hanley

Twitter: @Cnocandoire


8 thoughts on “Céad Míle Fáilte – Welcome

  1. Vincent, many thanks for bestowing a follow on my blog, it is greatly appreciated and you are warmly welcomed aboard. I see you just up the road in County Limerick. Allow me to explore your blog awhile, MM 🍀


  2. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox Vincent. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music covered and some entertaining writing. I welcome comments from readers. I usually post on a weekly basis. If it has been a while since you last visited come on over and see what’s new! Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom.


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