If some of my friends become so famous that there is a suggestion to put a plaque on the house in which they lived, the organising committee may need to order ten or more plaques – a consequence of rental accommodation regularly changing and various employments.
This week I noted the plaque on Ballyhooley Road and thought of a similar plaque on Wellesley Terrace that I had seen previously. That posed the question as to how many houses are there in which Seamus Murphy lived.
Over Christmas, I flicked through a book on Seamus Murphy and was surprised to note that there was a statue in the Holy Family church on Military Hill. In my youth, and prior to departing the ranks of practicing Catholics, I would have regularly attended 11.30 mass at Military Hill and never ever took any notice of the statue.
Obviously opening my eyes and taking things in is not inbred – something that has developed.