Nora Grehan Varley

The Hot Seat

Published in Milltown Newsletter Easter 1994

Nora Grehan Varley

Full Name: Nora Grehan Varley.

Occupation: Housewife.

Favourite Food: Chicken and Potatoes.

Favourite Colour: Black.

Favourite T.V Soap: Keep up Appearances.

Favourite Chat Show: Late Late Show.

Favourite Actor/Actress: Mary McEvoy/Gabriel Byrne.

Earliest Memory: As a very young child I danced a hornpipe at the sports centre near “The Blue Pig” on the trailer of a lorry. I got first prize and won £3.

First Job: I left school early to look after my mother.

First Dance: At Connolly’s Dance Hall in Drim. We would get a “Stand up Supper” for 1 shilling. The dance hall owners reckoned if we got a “Sit down Supper” no one would dance.

Favourite Song: Streets of London.

Favourite Pastimes: Watching T.V. and attending Fine Gael Meetings.

Favourite Drink: Vodka and White.

Person you most Admire: Some good looking fellow-like Gay Byrne.

Worst moment at School: My first day at school I scraped a pen on the desk and was told of by the teacher or should I say was “Belted Hell for Leather”.

What is your greatest regret: No regrets – worked hard.

If you won the Lotto: I would take after my family and the starving children all over the world.

Motto: It’s wiser to listen than argue.

If you weren’t Nora Varley who would you like to be? Elizabeth Taylor – one should have 9 or 10 husbands.

Biggest change you have seen over the years: The majority of young married couples have their own homes. When I got married most couples moved in with their parents/inlaws and worked hard on the farms etc.

Your Favourite Quotation: Never let trouble get to one and always look on the bright side of life.

Milltown Newsletter Easter 1994



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