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Terminus

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Last 7.40AM dart from Salthill to Kilbarrack.

Over the past five years, Luca and I have:

– travelled thousands of miles in varying degrees of overcrowdedness
– received new strains of the lurgy from half of our co-commuters
– and passed it on to the other half
– inhaled dozens of farts
– produced a few (mostly Luca – and me the morning after a Big Nose Club meeting)
– paid scary amounts of money for the privilege of travelling on the most-expensive-per-mile commuter train in Europe (I was particularly delighted that time when the price of my weekly ticket increased by 29% in one go)
– had three altercations. Well me. There was the “we’ll-have-a-vote-and-see-if-the-others-want-the-window-open-oh-see-no-they-don’t-either” stand-off. There was the “I-value-the-comfort-of-my-arse-more-than-the-well-being-of-your-designer-handbag” episode. And there was the “have-a-kleenex-no-i-insist-cause-if-you-loudly-snort-your-nasal-phlegm-one-more-time-i’ll-headbutt-you” row.
–  also had dozens of laughs and met some of the friendliest commuters in the world (by commuting standards)

And I will miss all of this.

At least I got a 75 page photobook out of it, to remember the good old days.

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Last Kilbarrack railway bridge shot?
Perhaps…

Have to bag them while I still can.

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Preemptive nostalgia

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IMG_4809Bush inspector chez Iarnrod Eireann.

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Darren

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It was high time for Luca to get a trim.

Or so his mum thought.

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Aaaaaaand….CUT!

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Hey Anto? Stoary, bud? When you’re done paintin’ dem basketball posts, you wudn’t do me Moicra, wit’ de leftover paint? Wud ya? Dat’s a lad.

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Kilbarrack Xtreme Colour Coordination

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The Kilbarrack Open Air Theater is set to open its doors begin staging cultural events from next week.

They are rumoured to be opening the season with A Builder’s Crack, an opera in three acts, with colourful language and lots of whistling.

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Opera al freezo

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I – must -stop – and – check – my – phone – NOW.

Oh! – that – bollix – too!

Thumbs – up!

Must – stop – right – here – and – now – and – thumb – him – up.

Now.

Must.

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Must

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