Saturday, July 21, 2018

IRELAND | Randal "the Rover" in the West

 EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., July 21, 2018–I am corresponding with a writer in Dublin, Andrew Hughes, who is writing about "Beulah", the house we lived in for two years. 

It is a mansion on the Irish Sea, on Harbour Road in Dalkey. We had a glorious time there, although the house was old and was not kept up to standards to which it doubtless was used to enjoying in prior years.

I sent Andrew a link to a collection of my mother's 1954 letters that I put together. We were traveling during the Christmas and Easter vacations in a Volkswagen bus and went to France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Andrew then sent me a link to this story about Randal in the Ballina Herald. 

We were all familiar with the headline–with its references to "Going East" and ""Randal the Rover". Yet it was good to see the actual story again after 64 years...