It’s around the midnight hour and I’m just settling down after what has been an incredible evening with hundreds of people at the “Winter Songs by Candlelight”. In my life I haven’t seen anything like it. From the music, to the reflections, readings, poetry and an astonishingly decorated church to the new Parish centre, a huge raffle, the auction of a signed Dublin football jersey, and food and drink of all kind. The highlight for those taking pictures was, of course, the Sam Maguire Cup. And while there are many really good pictures from the night that I will upload tomorrow when I’ll have recovered from this extraordinary night, there is one picture I want to share tonight showing Pádraig and some of his really good friends – and Sam Maguire!
In my mind, this is what I’d call a classic!