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Letterfrack and the President's trees

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TREES AROUND Áras an Uachtaráin, which were felled by storms, and subsequently gifted by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, to Letterfrack GMIT, are now the subject of a new book - See The Wood From The Trees.

Cherishing all the children equally?

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Back in the 1960s my late mother had a two-door Morris Mini-Minor. The mini, about the size of a dog-kennel on wheels, was our family car for years (dad drove a van used for deliveries). I think the mini won the Monte Carlo Rally at one time and it became famous. Towards the end of the decade it actually became cool to have a Mini-Minor after the film The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine. But my brother and I had long legs, and the car became a torture chamber on long journeys. We hated the car. There was little room for us and later for my sister, and all her stuff, the dog (who went ballistic if he saw another dog on the street), the weekly shopping, and all the detritus that family cars gather.

 

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