I was in Mallow last month and spotted these two idle commercial outlets near the roundabout at Bridge St and Thomas Davis Street. I smiled at the description of ‘Fancy Warehouse’ – that term was not restricted to Liscannor.
Later that day I was listening to Olivia O’Leary on RTE Drivetime and her words left me hankering after shops and buildings of the past rather than what we are now being given.
I was chatting with a friend recently about Grandad’s blog about times past. He commented that the rose-tinted glasses have dimmed recollection of the state of cleanliness in public houses, especially the toilets.
Are we conceding any sense of individual identity to the multinational brand?