Famine Remembrance Garden Longford Town 21 April 2019 5.30am a celebratory Easter Mass was held in front of the replica of the Sepulchre Our Lord would have been in. Was held with a good turn out and my first only hearing of it lately, 12 years approximately it has been running for. The Mill itself was donated by Kiernan family Aghakine and design by Bishop Colm O'Reilly & Mel McCormack. Mass was held by Father James MacKiernan and Father Michael McGrath
Margaret from Longford volunteering for Meals On Wheels Longford outside the new sports world. I always like to shoot people like Margaret that give up their own free time for others, they don't ask me to shoot them Its something I like to do as a thank you and to raise awareness for what they are volunteering for
Dublin2mayo charity tractor run in association with Communicare healthcare
Extreme Tractor Run in aid of National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire & Paediatric & Special Care Units Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar & Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar
Friday 19th April Longford Arms Hotel music by Rhythm & Sticks and John Brady
With special thanks to Longford Arms also Longford Vintage Club.
Taking place 19th and 20th
Michael Lynch representing Longford Vintage Club, was with the Dublin2Mayo organisers that were in Longford to promote the run, pointed out to me the tractor that will lead the Longford section and into town, is a Field Marshall Tractor that was bought originally in 1948 by Longford County Council, and more recently was was giving in trust to Longford Vintage Club in 2013. Was a refurbishment job, and as you can see it is back to it beautiful best, only couple of specialised work was outsourced, the breaks and some parts of the steering work that was done in Galway, but mostly restored by Longford Vintage Club. Spent most of its days employed by Council in Catron Quarry in Cullyfad County Longford.
You can keep track of the Run Via a live tracker they will have on the day you can find on their Facebook Page, just click on image of their Facebook page below will link you to the tractor run to keep updated on the many various things happening on the day itself
Longford towns Camlin United FC beat Rooskey in quarter final of the ccfl Division 1 cup by 1-0 at home in the MAll complex football pitch
Camlin United FC Won by one goal to nil, deservedly but not without holding out a late surge, and some excellent saves by their goalkeeper Michael Hughes throughout the game. Guided on by Denis Kane and Zak Hackette, they played comfortable in patches and had the best of chances in the game, only denied by oppositions goalkeeper, who after saving one shot couldn't stop the rebound, for the only goal in the game. Even Camlins players would admit wasn't the best day of football, but did enough to win it
A good Sunset in the evening, Shepherd's delight, as I bumped into friendly chap Brendan Duggan, going though Teffia Park Longford Town. Was surprised he was not at home, watching the pool on TV, was just after 8 pm. He told me he had just literally this day retired, 21 years in his last job. In Farnagh, before we parted he said, the pool were 2 up, only 20 mins gone in the game. cursed himself he thought when he checked score, that Southampton were 1 up, to my excitement, but to his delight, pool won 1 - 3, to his obvious delight, happy retirement Brendan Duggan Snr, Hope its all you want and more enjoy well earned.
Ya-Ting, Cheng (Jessica)
Taiwan, Taiwan City, (Temporary Longford Town)
Da-Xin elementarty school, Shih Hsin university. Family Bo-Wen, Cheng Father, Wu-Qi, Cheng sister, and Chen-Agien, Cheng brother.
Bumped into Ya-Ting (Jessica) Longford Town working in a Asian restaurant, as a waitress, Mekong Asian Street Food restaurant, very popular locally. While waiting I instigated a conversation, Jessica told me that she was only here for ten weeks, and was actually finishing her work experience the following week, so I asked would she be up for a chat, and she kindly obliged.
I did normal school all was good, until I had to go to university there is a entrance exam, I really don't like exam, I didn't do the exam eventually but still got in with my high school scores. I worked part time when at university, high pay, hour to hour, worked using excel. 2-3 year job graduate computer programming, was pretty boring, and only four girls in our class, all the rest were boys. Logic for boys is better than girls, it was something that suited logic more so, the boys took to it easy. One company I worked for for over 2 years, a well known company world wide in cycling community, Alexrims, they big company, and could send you outside of country for meetings.
I don't like boring life, went to Australia on a working holiday, I had to get around my father first, he is a very traditional man, he wanted me to settle down and be a woman/mother with family and settled down. I said I would think about traveling which was a shock to him, I had all booked while I had not told father till the last minute that all was done and booked, he couldn't say no. Australians, don't like Asians much people would say rude things to you on the street, go back to your own country etc. I went to Korea also, the culture was much the same as our own. Worked in a coffee shop in Korea, made obviously coffee and sandwiches. My last chance for a working holiday, I eventually come to Ireland, I wanted the UK, but was too costly, so I came here. One year work and holiday, 8 months working and couple month travel around Europe.
I had very bad English when I start traveling first, I learnt as I worked. I remember in Australia, my boss say I work 12-3, I got mixed up and thought why so short a time, I had thought start at 12 and finish at 12.23. I was better writing English than I was speaking it, I never like English because of textbooks.
Ireland I will say a very friendly place I will like to come back someday to live, people are so nice, when I do waitress, if I make mistake people are so relaxed and say OK, not like that back home, people in general very serious. It's a quiet place Longford Town, I like over a city, experienced my first snow, and Christmas. The weather yes, it's more cold, here, back home, we get 1-2 month winter and you can still wear t-shirt, all year around is like 30 degrees.
Me and a friend will travel for awhile, before going back home, travel few places in Ireland, Cork Galway, go to Iceland which is our dream, aura-borealis, Spain, Venice, south of France, Budapest, Prague, Greece, Finland, then UK, and then home. Love to change my fathers attitude bring different experiences back home. I think everybody should travel and experience other places, give them a richer life.
Bumped into Ritik Aggarwal in the city, beside Trinity. Currently studying in trinity college Dublin.
Today is the festival of colors known as ‘Holi’ which is a prominent festival in India.
All play with colors called ‘Gulal’