Saturday, November 29, 2008

UCD award

Number one son again distinguishes himself. Here he is pictured with Ma and Da Deshoon showing his UCD high achievers award. He received the award in a fine ceremony in O'Brien Hall in UCD last Friday week. Bren and myself were the proud onlookers.
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Blow me down with a feather.I never thought I'd see the day.Maybe there's hope for the world yet.Hip hip.........

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Here are some pics of our fantastic day trip round the dingle peninsula last weekend.I hadn't been there since I was a tot.The scenery really is awe inspiring.What you can't see in the first shot are the hordes of wind and kite surfers in the background.They flew like birds.I was uplifted and jealous simultaneously.We then drove up the Connor Pass (pics 2 & 3) and got caught in a traffic jam on the way down (pic 4).

Spent the afternoon in Dingle drinking guinness and scoffing hearty seafood chowder.Heavenly day.Reminded me of similar pleasant afternoons spent with absent friends.You know who you are.

Nightlife in Tralee proved surprisingly good.Mr and Mrs Deshoon danced saturday night away with gay abandon!!Sadly, all good things come to an end.We returned to real life on Monday.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008


Is anyone else out there amazed by the speed of the worlds descent into hell in a handbasket.How did this happen so fast? There is a long cold winter ahead, I fear. Where were the senior execs, the regulators, the central banks and the governments. What completely useless and overpaid morons.
On a lighter note I enjoyed a great game of golf on Tuesday.Taking my hard earned were Declan and Roy.Bren and I shall be heading for exotic Tralee at the weekend. By the looks of the weather it could be an indoor weekend. Not that I'm complaining. They're my favourite kind.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Golfing heaven

A poor representation of the view down the 18th at Rathsallagh( taken with phone). This noble course was negotiated with varying degrees of success by myself, Declan and Tony( a business acquaintance). A most enjoyable day, during which I played some of the best and the worst golf of my career. I cannot wait to play again. Without Tony. His incessant ramblings shall henceforth be avoided at all costs.
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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

As requested, a shot of Jades groovy new hairdo. A completely candid shot with no posing whatsoever.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In which young Master Eoin goes off to college.

Prideful jubilation tinged with wistful sadness.Our firstborn has left home.Sniff.Sniff.So now we have two spare bedrooms.I have always felt that empty rooms in a home are vaguely melancholic.
Eoin started in UCD last week and wouldn't you know, he is taking to it like a duck to water.He started on a wednesday and thursday night he was at a medsoc do in beaujangles!Free wine don't you know?He has joined the rowing club(he says they pressgang anyone over 6 foot who isn't a rugger bugger).
He is staying with his Nana Christine.She is already spoiling him rotten.He plans to take pics of his dinners to tease the bedsit brigade(who subsist on noodles and toast).
What an adventure lies ahead of him.It is exceedingly strange to feel envious of your own son.Mostly,though where Eoin is concerned I am proud as punch and happy as a pig in shit.

Monday, September 22, 2008

suzannes wedding

My baby sis got married a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful ceremony with much in the way of tears and laughter. The reception was a grand affair in the fabulous Mount Wolsey Hotel. Best wishes to Sue and Tom ( the lucky fella ). Here are a few shots.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Al Fresco

Here are a few pix of our new deck. Myself and young master Eoin are very proud of our handiwork. Said outdoor living space has already been christened with a barbeque, at which nearly twenty members of the family were fed and watered.A sing song followed at which my mam and clare sang all night accompanied by me and my dad on guitar. Great craic!
Tonight the clan Deshoon are off to see Eoin blow his horn in the national concert hall. Porgy and Bess, no less!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Eoin was accepted to the Royal College of Surgeons!!!!!!!!!!Here he is blowing his own trumpet.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cloud river

Jonathan looking pensive.
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Top o' the morning to yeh

Tim after leprecornication.
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Karen, Eoin, Diarmuid and Jade about to stuff their teenaged faces.
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The wearing of the green

Triona happily glowing despite the lack of alcohol on Paddies day. What a trooper.
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Going large on the goggles

Mrs. McGoo!
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On top of the world

We were skiing in Alpe D'Huez a week or so back. Accompanying Clan Deshoon were the O'Dowd-Hills, Mr. Jessop and Miss Byrne. Alas poor Triona, being heavily with child could not partake in the slipping,sliding and general mayhem. The slopes were excellent, the snow exquisite and we had fun, fun, fun 'till Daddy took the T- Bird away. No broken bones this year either. In point of fact, even Mammy Deshoon enjoyed it this year!Pictured are myself, Jonathan and Tim before embarking on a real Hail Mary red run with the photographer, Master Eoin. What a rush. To follow are a few posts with shots of the expedition.
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Friday, January 04, 2008


Practically my only worthwhile photo from me & Bren's trip to Warsaw. Highly recommend it as a shortbreak destination. Great mojitos. Good food, good craic, great hotel and plenty to see.
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Young love !

Eoin and Karen after their concert at the Helix a few weeks ago.
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