There is a big drainage job currently going on at the boys school.
Very poignant picture from Ellis Island 1902
With every passing day, Ireland feels more and more like an episode from RTE's Reeling in the Years circa 1987; emigrants coming home at Christmas to tearful scenes at airports; rioters throwing petrol bombs in Belfast; a divisive debate about abortion in Dublin and a new album from David Bowie.
Now another dollop of unwanted nostalgia - a fresh controversy involving beef baron, Larry Goodman.
So wrote Maeve Dineen in Wednesday's Independent. Too true.