The funeral of the traveller Big Paudie Ward will take place on Tuesday morning after 11am mass, body reposing at the halting site on Cement Road on Monday evening. Publicans have sent word around through the usual channels that blinds will be drawn and doors locked in respect of Big Paudie for the duration of the funeral. Gardaí will alert publicans, who have been hard hit during the recession, when the mourners have left the town. LMFM will be keeping day pinters up to speed via their Twitter feed, #havethenackersleftdroghedayet.
Now I’ve nuthin again the nackers meself you see but sure you wouldn’t be comfortable having a pint and one sat beside you, smelling and wondering how many radiators are in your house. – James Martin, Haamans Gaadens.