Don't know the full details, but there was some accident on the line, with the commute 6.15pm Dublin-Longford train, had to stop at Mullingar, 26th Feb 2020. The staff were excellent at handling the situation, and swiftly organised a bus service, calling on Slevins Coaches of Mullingar. Mick Price representing them, was at home having a wee nap when he got the call. Felt like only a few minutes, but came in no time and got us all the way home on the last leg to Longford Town. Thoughts with any family involved and driver of a previous train, and special thanks to the guys at Mullingar train station, for their professionalism.
Bumped into Pat Clinton Abbey Street Dublin, encourage-able flair for design, I had to ask for a photograph, which he was kindly willing. After a quick chat about the legitimacy of Bill Clintons heritage, he told me he is retired Lectured from a college in Dundalk. Explained his flair, he attributes to growing up in the family business of Drapery, Fashion, and household goods, which is still run by family, which is now a 105 years in business
A very special renewal of vows, forty years later and the exact day and place and the very same priest.
Sandra (Finn) & Kevin Hussey renewed there vows on the 26th of Jan, same date and same Shroid Church, County Longford, Ireland, 40 years previously and the same priest Father Peter Tiernan. It was only his second wedding when he married them originally, and has since baptized grandchild Katie Smyth, Laura (Hussey) Smyth's daughter. The Husseys are a well known and respected family in Longford, Ireland. Sandra & Kevin opened and started a very successful business with the well known Kevin's Dry Cleaners, Dublin Street Longford opened since 1997, and many years previous experience, giving employment to many locals and is still open today.
I was asked to check out a Instagram page by a friend for a friend, who was cooking up a storm in the kitchen. If you check out Sikuka's page you will see such a varied cooking that would make any chef jealous. Sikuka does it as a hobbie at the moment, while studying in college. Sikuka Rose MaGuire, settled in Longford, and has a great passion for food, might inspire you, Sikuka made me the best soup I ever had wasn't even expecting it, and a few sweet cinnamon rolls that were delish.
Meet the lovely family business that just set up recently in Longford Town. I was told about this place by several people and I had to check it out. Just across from Aldi and beside Iceland, I was told they are lovely people running it, and great goodies on offer. Bakery, where everything is freshly baked the night before, and I mean the night before. I called by few times and had to talk about it on here. Once you call by you will be soon a regular, check it out and taste fresh baked goods, cakes, buns and bread. They came to Ireland 2012, and living now in Edgeworthstown, and in the last year they had planned to open this store. They believe there is an appetite for Portuguese food stuff and wine, many travel there and they will appreciate what they have on offer. Tiago a handy man with wood also, the benches and all the wood is done by him, he may open up a space upstairs in near future to sell furniture and various wood workings, he is already getting orders. Taigo's father also helping out with the business, its all hands on deck, I bumped into Taigo sometime in the evening of the 7th around 7.30pm in a supermarket, and told me he had just not long finished and looked tired, I said what time did you start at, 2am he told me with the baking, and wanted to finish off a new section in store for the staff. The word is spreading fast by word of mouth, its proving a very popular place, don't take my word for it check it out yourself, you be glad you did
Ash Tennege, from the Seychelles, I thought he looks a it to overly dressed for a cold morning in Dublin, whats his story. Told me he was from the Seychelles, and I said and wtf are you doing here, Hotel management he said studying in Dublin. He had badly cut his finger and was off to St James that morning for a new clean bandage, he wanted to show me a video of how it happened, said your ok no need. nice chap wished him all the best didn't mind me asking for a photo, does a little photography himself too he said. when he is finished his study's he will go back home to work in hospitality industry
Bumped into James and Sean, in the very helpful Baxters Total Health Pharmacy Chemist, Longford Town. Some of ye may know I had a clot in Lung last week, not a pleasant thing but over the worst thank God . Now I didn't ask them who got the blue pill or the red pill. But always nice to bump into townies and have an auld chat, something sentimental about it, the town is not totally as bad as its being portrayed.
Beautiful Lala on a working holiday for a year, working in cafe Connolly station. hoping within and after the year is done to travel, Sweden one country she really wants to visit and maybe going to Iceland next month. From Taiwan, likes Ireland but reckons, with the weather we are having now its much colder than home, but summers are similar, a small county and not may parks like here.
Wanna add something new to your dinner, an aspiring chef, Longford has its own taste of a little China Town, with a Chinese supermarket just across from tescos.