The Hot Seat
Published in the Milltown Newsletter Christmas Edition 1994
Full Name: Martin Mulroe
Place of Birth: Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Occupation: Retired Sergeant
Favourite Pastime: Cycling, Country Music and any sport
Favourite T.V. Programme: Current affairs
Favourite Actor/Actress: Joe Lynch, Spencer Tracey and Jane Wyman
Earliest Memory: Heavy snowfall in 1947, which lasted from mid – February to May.
First Job: Postman for 1 1/2 years in Tourmakeady in the years 53/54. I joined the guards in 1955
Favourite Book: Newsweek, Current Affairs Magazine and The Big Sycamore.
Favourite Songs: Daughters of Deine agus Bárr na Sráide.
Favourite Sports: Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby and Motor Sports.
Favourite Food: The Pan! A good Irish Breakfast.
Favourite Drink: Smithwicks.
Person you most admire: My wife Bríd comes first and Cardinal Daly.
Most Embarrassing Moment: Turning up in court and discovering that I had forgotten all my notes.
If you had won the Lotto: I would give at least half to charity and share the remainder with my family.
Definition of happiness: Peace of Mind and Peace in the Home.
Motto: If something goes against one today put it off until tomorrow.
Memory of first dance: At the age 19 years I went to my first dance at Tourmakeady. Admission was 1/6. Music was by Pakie Varley’s Céili Band from Maam Cross. Ladies sat on one side of the hall and gents on the other. I was too shy to ask a girl out for a dance.
Have you seen many changes over the years: Oh Yes! A lot of them aren’t for the better! People’s lives have changed, drinking habits at a younger age.
Do you have any regrets: Been deprived of promotion to higher ranks in the forces.
If you hadn’t gone for the Gárda what would you have been: A motor mechanic or emigrated to U.S.A.
Happiest moments: The day I got married, the day I got my first new car, and the day I came second in the Circuit of Ireland Car Rally in 1959.
Favourite Quotation: The purpose of every journey in life is to arrive at a destination.
Memories of Milltown: Enjoyed my 26 1/2 years very much at Milltown. I will always be a Milltown Man!