Just a note to say that’s actually my Uncle Michael Mansfield in the photo on the bike. He’s a household name in Ardmore for all his eccentricities but mainly for his friendly warm and welcoming manner – a true mascot of Ardmore.

I met him only last night as his sister (my paternal grandmother) is close to passing away and we were all around her in prayer.

I just happened to look up photos of ardmore on google, as it is an emotional time for us and we were travelling down memory lane, only to find his quirky grin smiling back at me. You’ve certainly cheered up my day and i hope you continue to frequent Ardmore’s humble shores.

Carmel Reidy