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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# Happy Days
Lovely Irish people relating their happy memories in a very lovely way
Something sweet to digest on this summer’s day.

SUNSHINE BRINGS OUT the best in us but memories can keep you warm on the greyest day.

John B Reilly from RTÉ Radio One tried out this theory to great effect this week, asking people basking in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green, to tell him their last happy memory.

The result was played on The John Murray Show this morning, and the clever folks in there have set it to this mesmeric shot of passersby in the Green.

A separated man on a party with his children, a woman on walking her dogs in a deserted wood, dinner on the beach in Thailand, an art exhibition, the satisfaction from a job well done…

Listen for yourself:

RTERadio1 / YouTube

It’s the first of a new series on the John Murray Show called Park Bench.

We’re grand… just… something in our eye.

13 simple moments of pure unadulterated pleasure>

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