Mary and I visited the Antique Fair in Clontarf Castle. After the obligatory cup of coffee (overpriced) we made our way to the downstairs rooms. It was €3.50 per person and as it turned out good value for money. There were a variety of stalls well turned out and well presented, selling comic books, paintings, silverware and rings and various nick nacks. I met my friend Frank O’Dea owner of Balla Ban Gallery,selling Knuttel family art, minature’s by Pervanah Mathews, cartoons by Ray Sherlock and Frank’s own shady ladies (painted manaquins). I even invested in an excellent book by John De Courcy Ireland entitled ” The Sea and the Easter Rising”.