Mothers of Modern Ireland

Another Monday!

28th July 2008

I am more than aware that I have left the majority of our blogging to my trusty duo, Hannah and Tom which has since Saturday become an UNO. It's hard to believe that we have been on the road for over 4 weeks and there has not been much time for reflection as It really has and continues to be an action packed roller coaster across Ireland. We have been kindly put up by another one of the Flannery clan, the mighty Joe in swanky Donnybrook and I really do love it, Dublin today is non comparable to the Dublin I knew ten years ago and I am not sure if it is just the glorious sunshine bit the aul town is certainly after having a major face lift and it really does seem less oppressive now, maybe I am just in a different head space but it certainly feels better, so much for the theory of looking at the past with rose tinted glasses, this is something that I could not be accused of. It is like the old Dublin that I shared so much resent for has disappeared behind the haze of the now fading celtic tiger. Tom and I are still having the crack and more than prepared for this last leg of the trip which will bring us to Armagh, Antrim, Monaghan, Tyrone, Donegal, Derrry, Meath and Kilkenny. We are still 100% on schedule and are in a good position at this point but as Tom said earlier this whole trip is just the 1st phase, the real fun begins once we hit the editing suite. We are both definitely missing our trustee producer and realist Hannah who had to return to London to work on a new play but we know that she is with us in spirit and is still keeping an eye on us from across the Irish sea.

- Shane