Hard to believe that the website is nearing its 17th year with the first warblings taking place around the end of May, in the year 2000.  Many words have been penned in those intervening years with new friendships formed and older ones strengthened (or lost!).  Some would even say it kept them in touch with Cobh, and in particular, Top o’ the Hill – most of the time with good news, but not always.

Over the last few years the page has quietened a bit, mainly due to work pressures – it’s not easy doing detox 😉  I have sought sub-editors to try and run the page – some had my acerbic wit, but none had a similar drink problem!

So, apologies for the lack of updates and we’ll see what the future brings.

Tomorrow is the 18th of April – it’s been 12 years since the Dogster left us, so this is a gentle reminder to keep one of earth’s finer gentlemen in your thoughts.

By the way, did I mention the pub changed hands last year?

Brompton Road

Mick O Regan’s latest offering is now available from all good (online) stores – Spotify, Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, etc.  Recorded in Cobh under the watchful eye of John Crone it features Mick on Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica, Bouzouki – John Crone on Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Louise McCormick, Backing Vocals – Paul Hannon, Drums and Percussion – Pat Crowley, Keyboards – David Murphy, Pedal Steel Guitar – Kurt Baumer, Fiddle and Ophelia Bennett McCormick on Backing Vocals.

Check him out on FaceBook here or here.



Happy New Year to one and all.  May it bring you joy, happiness and a few bob to your coffers.

Got the pic below from our Iberian correspondent – those of you who recognise it will feel the hairs on your neck stand upon remembering the chilling transformation!

Joe Smond