Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge

ballyhaunis community school

To celebrate my goal I kissed the team badge…

Well, technically speaking, in my excitement I kissed the name of the shirt sponsor: Sylvester Ganley – Plumbing and Heating Specialist… But I think I made my point. Read the rest of this article here.


fall of snow
Word of more heavy snowfall in Mayo this afternoon. At this point I believe the ice outside our house could technically be classified as glacier. But to be honest, if I were a kid, I reckon I’d have mixed feelings about all of this. On the one hand, sure, sliding down hillsides in empty fertilizer bags is one of life’s richest pleasures. And, I suppose, there was some minor sentimental value attached to that whole White Christmas thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Published: Evening Herald, January 2010


25 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Dearbhla & Sean - GUESS fashion show September  2007
“Daniel O’Donnell goes to funerals,” announces Aidan, out of the blue. Before my brain has had time to transmit a warning signal to my mouth, I respond. Huh? “Seriously man,” he says. “Daniel O’Donnell reads the death notices. Turns up to the funeral homes. Presses the flesh. Like a politician does.” Read the rest of this entry »