Today marks the launch of my journey to connect with the 50 or more Waterfords of the World. I look forward to learning about all the different Waterfords and being the social bridge which will link us Waterfordians together.
Kilkenny is a historic city which has had a major impact on my life and which I write about in Section Eight of Social Bridges. It is where my parents first met in 1940, and where I worked as a sociologist almost 30 years ago. It is also a place which connects my mother, myself and my son through tennis. Each year, I return to savour the wonders of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.