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Bernie Dwyer (1936-2014) – The Butcher of Ballymote

Bernie was a bachelor who lived in the house in Ballymote, County Sligo, that his grandfather established as a butcher’s shop in 1927. When we met him, he had retired and spent much of his time seated beside a smouldering fire, reading historical books, yellowing newspapers and, his personal favourite, travel articles. Bernie was an enthusiastic explorer and visited much of Europe, as well as Cairo and the Holy Land.