A plug for my barber...Mattie francis
UPDATE 2010 : mattie sadly passed away last year. This Is therefore in memory of this wonderfully amiable character.
I just don't hold with all this modern 'stylist' rubbish. A bunch of out of work air stewards charging you thirty quid to play with your hair and drip feed you weak coffee.
Give me an old fashioned, proper, old-school barber any day.
Mattie, who runs his barber's shop on the Dublin Road (not a salon you note) is not just old school, he built the school. 'Matties' (a somewhat uninspired name) has been operating for over 40 years, and he has worked as a barber for over 60 years. He is 75, if you are wondering. He intends to stay in business for years to come yet.
If you are in Tuam, then get you barnet sorted : and at 7 euro he must be about the cheapest in town too.
Time to stand still and remember...
By the small river that runs through Tuam opposite the mill is a very small quiet area that contains a memorial to the fallen of the 9/11 attack on the twin towers.
The monument consists of two dead wooden trees that have been sculpted to resemble in some way the outline of the towers.
I found it to be a very poiniant, dignified and thoughtful piece.
A nearby plaque gives the names of those who perished who had strong connections to Tuam.
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