Tim O'Connell: An instant friendship! October 10, 2016 I met him one night when he was doing a poetry reading in Dogheda in aid of the Sienna nuns in 1997 Well, as a teacher in the town I was in the audience to hear the great man himself. It was a wonderful night. Anyhow Fr Iggy O'Donovan was the MC for the night and at the end he shouted from the altar: Tim will you bring Seamus down to Carberrys for a pint! I jumped at the chance and we strolled together down to the pub...chatting away about the state of the world. When we got to the pub he insisted on buying me a pint and when the group arrived he kept introducing me as 'This is my friend Tim'.