Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



There was a parcel from comedian David O’Doherty waiting for me when I arrived home in Ballyhaunis on Saturday morning. “Hey Eoin,” he wrote. “As Ireland’s twelfth ranked tastemaker, I am sending you a copy of this book I wrote with my friend Claudia and Mike from Daddy…” The letter ignited a bit of debate in our house as to whether he was referring to me or himself as Ireland’s twelfth ranked tastemaker. My sister thought he was talking about himself. I’m pretty sure myself he was talking about me. I mean, otherwise it’s a complete non-sequitur: like walking into Supermacs and saying “As a long time fan of Pulitzer prize winning novelist Philip Roth, I’d like to order a Smokey Bacon Burger and chips…”

So what does it mean to be Ireland’s twelfth ranking tastemaker? I suppose that, if the country’s tastemakers entered a soccer tournament, I wouldn’t make the starting line up. But as soon as one of the Xpose girls broke a fingernail, I’d be first off the bench. Sweet.

* Non-ranking tastemakers may purchase 100 Facts About Pandas by David O’Doherty, Claudia O’Doherty & Mike Ahern at their local book shop.

October 26th, 2009.

4 Responses to “#12 WITH A BULLET…”

  1. Paddy Says:

    Congrats Butler, so who’d you got to kill to crack the top ten??

  2. emordino Says:

    > who’d you got to kill to crack the top ten??

    And can it be televised?

  3. Ger Says:

    I’ll organise a drive by shooting of Colm and Jim-Jim… That oughta bump you up a coule of places!

  4. Eoin Says:

    This raises an interesting question… Namely, do Colm and Jim Jim live together?

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