Retired Staff Association Newsletter Summer 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:45

We are delighted to bring you our third Newsletter of the Covid period, which includes a wide range of topics and authors.

We bring you echoes of our pre-Covid activities, such as the pleasant memories from our visit to Northern Ireland in 2018 by Marie Therese Power and reflections on reading by Book Club member Siobhán Ní Fhoghlú. In addition to Máire Adderley's graphic photograph of the lockdown campus, we have a number of articles dealing with the College and its environs, for example, Pat Watson on the College Brewery, P.J. Gannon’s and Donal McMahon’s personal reminiscences, and Peter Denman’s poem and his Word Search. Dan O’Shea takes us on a walking tour of nearby Celbridge, while Mary Weld introduces us to the Rathcoffey Community Garden. And we have Siobhán Ní Fhoghlú’s reflective piece as Gaeilge on rediscovering nature during lockdown/ dianghlasáil (bheith cuibhrithe). Rose Malone also takes us outdoors, with memories of her father, J.B. Malone. And my own piece recalls Roger Casement’s links with Lucan. Further afield, our colleagues Abdullahi El-Tom and Jacinta Prunty give important insights into happenings in Chad and South Sudan. After all of that, perhaps you will want to relax and turn to Marie-Therese’s recipe!

We are grateful to all our contributors.