I had seen a photograph of this headstone online but had to seek it out for my own eyes. There was so much to like
- The simple message of ‘Here Lies The Bones’
- The Corkness of ‘Here Lies’ when compared to ‘Here Lie’
- The pint of stout
- ‘Here I am’
I remember Bernie Murphy as a sandwich board man or holding advertising signs around town – regularly throwing out comments at those daring to pass by.
The Dunne Brothers were musicians who would be spotted on Patrick’s St or Princes St or when my grandfather brought me to matches down ‘The Park’ or the Mardyke. They first introduced me to the sound of the banjo.
They and Bernie Murphy were thought by the younger me to be part of Cork that were always there and would always be there – the innocence of youth.
I will be nodding towards Bernie on my regular visits – There You Are, Bernie Murphy…..