Category Archives: My Experiences

My Place in Glencree

Extract from the book, A PLACE FOR PEACE, published by The Liffey Press in 2004  Paddy Crean was born in Dublin. His father was an Irish army officer, the son of a cabinet-maker from Cork.  Paddy spent his entire working … Continue reading

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Alternative Dispute ResolutionWorkshop

This is the certificate I received when I attended an ADR workshop in Toronto, Ontario in 2000 along with a group of Northern Ireland peace workers.

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Outstanding Customer Service

A few weeks ago my wife, Angela Smith, called to me from the kitchen. She was alarmed at the sight of a steady drip of water splashing on the tiled floor. Directly above the spot there is a Velux skylight … Continue reading

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Silver Surfer Hits The Irish Times

Irish Times, Sat, Oct 25, 2014 The Silver Surfer awards, which Google and Age Action gave out this week to people in their 60s, 70s and 80s, are proof, if you need it, that the internet isn’t confined to people … Continue reading

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Paddy wins Google award for his IT skills

Wicklow People Newspaper 22/10/2014 PENSIONER USED HIS TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE TO HELP MALE VOICE CHOIR EIGHTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Paddy Crean is the toast of Wicklow having been named the winner of the 2014 Google Silver Golden IT Award with Age Action. The talented … Continue reading

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E-mail Enigma

I discovered today how easy it is to be misled by the name of the sender when you receive an e-mail. I got mail which showed the sender’s name as Wicklow Male Voice Choir but when I opened it I … Continue reading

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On-line Purchase Dispute

On Thursday August 21st 2014 I ordered on line the video “WordPress for Beginners” from HPK Productions, a small business owned by Phil and Heidi Kerner in Erie, PA, USA. I paid $14.97 through PayPal and in addition to the … Continue reading

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Hearing Aids – Day 8

This evening I gave up on the hearing aids. I was watching “Person of Interest” on TV and couldn’t distinguish a damn word. So I turned off the units and turned up the TV volume. Bliss!

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Hearing Aids – Day 7

Hearing aids whistling at the least provocation today.

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Hearing Aids – Day 6

20 August 2014 20:53 Could be getting used to my “new” hearing but can’t be sure.

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