katie and i walked to school on tuesday and met a few locals on the way. walking up the way to school we ran into michael vaughan crossing his cows over the road from one pasture to another. he was more than eager to chat with us for quite some time, so i took the opportunity to snap a few photos and even a couple clips of video. michael definitely has the gift of the gab and shared with us a history of the farming in ballyvaughan, the black and tans, various people in the town, newtown castle, and how his family helped to found the town.
getting riled up about the black and tans.