Getting to know...

Tne Galway Tenors Frank Naughton and Sean Costello

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?

F: I remember moving from Monivea Road to Castlelawn in 1979, transporting our stuff in our blue VW Beatle, i was a young ladeen, Mam’s dresser fell off the trailer, it was left in smithereens! Larry O’Flaherty, Bridie’s husband, was out with the sweeping brush cleaning it up! Great people.

S: The first day In national school in the small chairs with my new schoolbag and my personalised pencil that my dad had prepared the night before .

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 18 YEAR-OLD SELF?

F: Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

S: What’s for you won’t pass you, so enjoy the moment.

WHICH PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

F: I really admire Michael J Fox, hes helped to raise over one point five billion dollars for Parkinson’s research, unbelievable. My late mother May was a sufferer for many yrs.

S: My parents, as they gave us a great grounding in Life.

SUM YOURSELF UP IN 4 WORDS

F: Organised, stubborn, diligent, roasted (I’m warm in January ).

S: Busy, inquisitive, real, musical

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HAPPIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE?

F: Now! I dont wait around to be happy, I live for today, tomorrow is promised to no one.

S: Walking the beach on Gurteen Bay, Roundstone with only the sound of the water.

WHERE WAS YOUR MOST ENJOYABLE HOLIDAY?

F: Egypt, the history, the people, the food, the friends made for a lifetime.

S: Sydney Australia with my family to visit my brother.

A fabulous city and treasured memories.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO BE STUCK IN A LIFT WITH?

F: Bruce Willis AKA John Die Hard McClane, he knows the way out.

S: A lift engineer.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FILM?

F: Goodfellas.

S: Shawshank Redemption

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

F: Michael J Fox, “No time like the future”, an amazing man, so brave, inspirational i would say.

S: I can’t remember, as I’m not a big reader.

WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?

F: Traffic in this beautiful city of ours.

S: Rude people

WHAT IS YOUR WORST HABIT?

F: Im constantly walking around the house turning off lights! Drives Elaine nuts ????

S: I’m impatient.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

F: Well, they’re not “my possessions”, but I’d have to say my wife Elaine and my three wonderful boys, they are everything.

S: My health

HOW DO YOU RELAX OUTSIDE WORK?

F: I ride my wee motorbike, love the freedom of it in our traffic congested town.

S: Wine..Red preferably, and of course good food and company

WHO WOULD BE YOUR THREE IDEAL DINNER PARTY GUESTS?

F: Luciano Pavarotti, Muhammad Ali, and Tommie Tiernan, ya know, in case things got a bit heavy like.

S: My wife and three children. That would make four but we could pull in another chair..

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING OR MOTTO?

F: Just take it one step at a time.

S: Get busy living

Join The Galway Tenors, in Knocknacarra Church, Wednesday, December 21, at 8pm, for “A Classic Christmas”. Tickets available on www.eventbrite.ie, Knocknacarra parish office, and Koztello’s Galway Shopping Centre and Knocknacarra, and on the door on the night, priced at €20.

 

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