Martin Mulroe

The Hot Seat

Published in the Milltown Newsletter Christmas Edition 1994

Martin Mulroe

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!

Milltown Newsletter Christmas 1994

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