"The Fields of Athenry" is a song written in 1979 by Pete St. John in the style of an Irish folk ballad.
Set during the Potato Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, the lyrics feature a fictional man called Michael, his wife Mary and their baby from near Athenry in County Galway, where the potato fields lay empty ... the Fields of Athenry.
Yesterday 29th June 2020 marked the 9th anniversary of the bakery fire. A day that changed our lives completely. Personally, emotionally, the direction of the business, and how we approach life.
We did not post this yesterday, as it is not a date that we commemorate with many of the memories still so very raw, even after so many years.
But the day after, when the clean-up started, when we gathered ourselves and endeavoured to resume our lives – that is what is worth remembering, celebrating, and holding on to.
And so in light of the 29th June 2020 being the day when many businesses, big and small around the country regrouped and resumed, with hope, worry and trepidation in equal measure; it seemed like a good time to share a little more of our story.