Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


This one goes out to…

Saturday would have been my father’s 62nd birthday. I met my mother for lunch and pretended not to remember. My upset would only cause her upset. My pain would be her pain. You could fill Urlar Lake with our tears. (My mother doesn’t read this blog by the way.) Here’s something nice I once wrote about him. Here’s something else. And here’s something else.

September 26th, 2010.

9 Responses to “This one goes out to…”

  1. barbara Says:

    What does the third one have to do with your Dad?

  2. Adrian Says:

    lovely hurling Eoin. sounds like a top man.

  3. fionaoc Says:

    I go back and read the 5 Funniest things… piece every now and then and it still makes me laugh.

  4. Lauren Says:

    They’re really lovely tributes to your dad Eoin, especially the first one. One of the most moving things I’ve read in ages. Fair play.

  5. darragh Says:

    I’d make one of those sadfaces – but it would cheapen your dad’s memory. From what you say about him, you’re doing him proud with your wry, rational writing.

  6. Eoin Says:

    Thanks everyone. Feeling better today.

    @ Barbara – re: the third one, you gotta read it all the way to the end.

  7. demure lemur Says:

    He sounds like an absolute legend. You’re lucky to have had such a fantastic father. I’m very sorry for your pain and your loss.

  8. Ali Says:

    My Dad has a combover. It has in recent years made me very protective of him. It’s only when I read that article that I realised it’s because I’m worried he’s in denial that he’s a baldy. Thanks Eoin. RIP your cool Dad.

  9. Sharon Kehoe Says:

    RIP Dad. Eoin is doing fine and there is Lola now.

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