Irish Blog Awards 2008
Congratulations to all of the winners at the Irish Blog Awards, and thanks to Damien and all who helped to organise the event. I’ve been blogging for several months now, but it’s only since the nominations for these awards were publicised that I realised how many excellent Irish blogs there are. >>>
Despite being an Arsenal fan, Twenty Major graciously accepted my comparison of his win with Liverpool’s three-in-a-row league titles in the 1980s. That said, he would have had to go back to the 1930s to counter with an Arsenal three-in-a-row.
It was good to catch up with Antoin again, who is now running a bus service as well as a blog. It was nice to meet Daragh and Darren. Thanks for the kind comments about my books. And I’ll be listening this week to Ross and Ken’s podcasts on Kilkenny Music.
James seemed to represent a new generation of Fianna Failers, untainted by the tendency of his leader to make up fairy-tales, until I read this blog entry, in which he entertainingly invents a quote by me that I started this blog specifically ‘to bring down Bertie’.
Finally, the main reason that I met so few other people is that I spent literally hours talking to Gavin and Anthony about the need for public accountability in Ireland. I know, I know, isn’t blogging so interesting?
That said, there were so many more people I was hoping to meet but didn’t. It would be nice to have some informal get-togethers every so often.