George Garvey

Published in Milltown Newsletter 1993

Full name: George Francis Garvey

Occupation: Retired National Teacher

Favourite Pastimes: Walking, reading and communicating with the youth

Favourite Food: Steak and Onions

Favourite Drink: Power’s Gold Label Three Swallow Whiskey

Favourite T.V. Programme: Home and Away

If you Rule the World: “It would be a better place than it is now. I abhor man’s inhumanity to man as witnessed in every continent today.”

Favourite Singer: Bing Crosby (because he sings just like myself)

Favourite Actor/Actress: Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. Although if I had been born in the second half of the century I might say Sharon Stone

Motto: If you can’t say something nice about someone don’t say anything at all

Favourite book: Life of Michael Collins by Tim Pat Coogan

Favourite Songs: Bridle on the Wall and Danny Boy

Favourite Clothes: Pin-Stripe Suit, white shirt and multi-coloured tie

Favourite Colour: Beige

Favourite Sport: Gaelic Football

Favourite Video or Film: Gone with the Wind

If you won the Lotto: I would look after my family but otherwise it wouldn’t change me one iota

Persons you would most admire: Jack Charlton and Mother Teresa

If you weren’t George Garvey who would you like to be? Daniel O Connell. He got Catholic Emancipation in 1829 by peaceful means although he was not afraid of violence if the occasion arose as he proved by once fighting a duel with D’Esterre and won it

Your favourite quotation: It comes from a woman called Biddy Connolly who lived in a one roomed house on our land with her sister and mother. She was also a great singer and like a nanny to me as a small boy. “Standing at the foot boys gazing at the sky, How can you get up boys if you never try Though you stumble off boys never be downcast try and try again boys you’ll get on at last”.

Milltown Newsletter 1993

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  • amazing full of wit and humor

    By pat (25/12/2017)

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