I grew up in Finglas, through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, I came from your typical Irish family of that time. We lived in a household of ten, our parents, four girls and four boys. There were two sets of twins, two boys of which I was one and a boy and girl, my mother was also a twin. I started writing poems about my childhood first as a hobby to keep those memories alive and fresh. As I progressed in my writing, I found there was a lot of interest in the content of my poetry by those of a similar age to myself. I started posting on Facebook in Finglas Memories and the response was immediate, people very much related to the poems. It was the followers of this page who encouraged me on many an occasion to put my poems in a book.This is my first collection of poems which I have combined with old photographs from both sides of my family who came from Finglas and Cabra. I could not have completed the book without the help of my wonderful daughter in law Vivian. Without her incredible energetic input, her encouragement, enthusiasm, organisational skills and choreography of the graphics, my book would still be just an aspirational idea.The book can be purchased on Amazon.