It was a case of The Snapper and the Yapper in Schull today as the Fastnet Film Festival handed the novelist one of two inaugural awards for outstanding contribution to cinema, while at a well-attended noontime Q&A Doyle outlined his thoughts on the creative process, his daily rituals, and the power of dreams.
There was quite the buzz last week about a New York Times piece by one Farhad Manjoo, in which he said he’d given up on social media for a couple of months, relying instead for his news on three newspapers delivered daily (the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and his local paper, the San Francisco Chronicle).
The Menu is glad to see the poor benighted banks being afforded some well-deserved TLC with a clutch of their very own holidays arriving in quick succession and he shall pass the next in Lovely Limerick, enjoying the exceedingly family-friendly Riverfest (May 2-5).
The technical term in the newspaper industry for the Roddy Doyle-writing-Roy-Keane’s-new-biography alliance is a “gusher”: as in one of those derrick-blasting oil fields which we used to see when Dallas ruled the airwaves, an apparently untappable source of columns, features and quirky pieces.
Party time never seems to end for Cork Golf Club these days. Just as calm returns to Little Island after their successful 125th year celebrations, they are now turning their attentions to next week’s Irish Cups and Shields finals at Royal Tara for which they have qualified in the Barton Shield and Irish Senior Cup.
Tonight the Airtricity League kicks off after a 12-round close-season that left even Roddy ‘Queensbury Rules’ Collins punch-drunk. After all the off-field attrition – though the battle scars are yet to heal – a football match will break out.