To many, or even to all but very few, this building on Leitrim Street might appear to be an old shop where the signage has been painted over.
I was walking past last month and the light was such as to help make out the ghost that was lurking behind the numerous coats of bright white oil paint.
John Spillane’s album, The Man Who Came in from The Dark, is regularly played in our car. Our nine year old has the words of The Sirius and others learnt off at this stage.
My own favourite is Prince’s Street where John Spillane and Cónal Creedon combine. On Cónal’s grandad’s scove from Blackpool into town, ‘he’d know then he was on the right track so he put his hands into the pockets and whistle, whistle all the way from Poulraddy Harbour to Home Farm Stores, eyes wide shut.’
Youtube only has the two separate components. The combined effect is well worth the purchase.
The Home Farm Stores may have closed down many years ago but it is still there in word and song – and as a ghost that can be viewed in a certain light.
Go on. Take a stroll past to spot the ghost.