Not having enough time to enjoy the
things that matter in life is a common complaint in
Kinvara, in County Galway on the west coast of
Ireland. People are late for breakfast, late for
school, late all the time. There's barely enough
time for music and dancing - the specialty of the
Liddy family who are renowned for holding the best
céilís (dances with traditional Irish music,
pronounced cay-lees). In fact, people all over
Ireland are short of time. Some adults think that
it's because the children are so over-programmed
that they can "scarcely even find time for making
mischief" anymore, others blame it on Ireland
joining the European Community - but there is
something more sinister afoot.
When J.J's mother jokingly says that all...
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