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Border Bandits and Delicate Flowers by JJ Bunyan

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Border Bandits and Delicate Flowers by JJ Bunyan

This is a compendium of 80 individual accounts of people, places and events which JJ Bunyan can recall over the past sixty-five years. It traces his life, from growing up on a small farm cum rural post office in North Kerry in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s through to the present day. His account of getting his first real job with Equitable Life Assurance, 59th Street, New York in May 1964 is proof of the influence of the native Irish network in the city. The contents of the book are proof of JJ's adaptability, versatility and tenacity as Customs Officer; as a District Court Clerk and in private enterprise after early retirement in September 1997. – Brendan Dunleavy, International Agricultural Consultant, raconteur and climate activist, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

JJ Bunyan has lived in Fermoy since 1975. He is a regular contributor of articles to Avondhu weekly newspaper, The Grasses We Combed (Ballydonoghue GAA Book), Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine, Fermoy Legion of Mary Christmas newsletter and Ireland’s Own. His writings consist of concise, razor sharp recollections of events that have shaped his life and career as a Border Frontier Post Officer and District Court Clerk in Fermoy. The writings and accounts of the most remarkable and memorable events told with both photographic detail and compassion. His website can be found at

Border Bandits and Delicate Flowers by JJ Bunyan
Non-fiction, memoir, essays
414 printed pages with B&W photo illustrations. Paperback.
First published in Ireland in 2020
ISBN: 978-1-527279-93-3

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