There are days when one has to return home… to look at one’s immediate environment to find inspiration. Inspiration for what? Maybe just a few thoughts on gratitude. A few home truths. Yes, our little village has quite a bit to offer. The Royal Canal runs through the centre of the town and originally reaches Kilcock in the late 1790’s. That opened up the area to trade.
I think the stone building second from left was originally a warehouse and then an enterprising publican turned a section into a brewery and pub. Today, O’Keeffe’s is still situated here in that very same stone building. Yes, you guessed correctly… it’s still in the hands of an O’Keeffe. We don’t visit the pub too often but the white-painted building on the far left is key to our existence.
John, our butcher is the farthest left door… next to John’s establishment is the equally important “offie”, where the necessary liquid refreshments are to be collected to compliment the steaks. A few doors further down the row is the florist. Do I really have to tell you why I have to visit there??
Aha!! Happy Friday again… may you have a great day!
If you want to learn more of the history of the area then please click here to visit the site of local historian Seamus Cullen.