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Salthill’s Lazy Wall - a summer institution

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Physically, of course, Salthill has changed dramatically since the early years of the last century when the beaches were rocky, and the scattered houses and lodges offered sea baths and confined bathing geared for the protection of women’s modesty. Men, no doubt, could show off their swimming and diving skills with abandonment, but could risk becoming the subject of comment (adverse or otherwise) of a unique Salthill ‘People’s Parliament’ known to all as the Lazy Wall.

Salthill’s Lazy Wall - a summer institution

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Week II

Building memories, building the future

Well, the lazy, lovely days of July are upon us and we have had a sweet spell of it recently. Sunshine, no rain, great warmth - it was heavenly. I hope you got a chance to be out and about and to so enjoy it.

The Lazy Wall

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This photograph was taken looking west from where Seapoint is today. The house in the picture was roughly across the street from the Bon Bon. It was once an RIC barracks and was latterly occupied by Monica Wallace. There was a concrete bench along the wall in front of the house, which was known as “The Lazy Wall”, a place where old and countrified people, known as “The Fámairí”, would relax and chat and gossip. They came not for the views but for the conversations. Many arrived after their crops had been harvested. They usually brought their own food in the form of home-cured bacon, fresh eggs, butter, cooked chickens, and cakes of bread. “You rented a room and you ate yourself.” They would use the family kitchen of the house in which they were staying and consider themselves part of that family for the duration. There was a small bit of beach below the wall where the patrons could bathe or paddle.

Lazy Blues Band @ Monroe’s Live

MONROE’S LIVE has just opened a new regular slot for live music - The Back Bar - and The Lazy Blues Band have a regular slot there, starting tomorrow at 10pm.

 

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