Don’t blame me, its my kid brother’s idea. He was secretary of the Irish Chinese Cultural Society and has experience in these matters.
Membership: Free. But you must at least buy my CD or one of my books so far published, one out of print, but who knows, I may bring it back to life.
Rules: No kneecapping.
Aims: Yet to be determined.
Inaugural Meeting: When? I don’t know.
Possible Venues: Dublin Zoo, The Duke Pub in Duke Street, Dublin or somewhere else that doesn’t come to mind at the moment. Maybe the Bridge Hotel in Arklow.
Benefits of Membership: Unstated.
Note: This is NOT a political party, more a birthday party.
The Duke Pub sold my first book Pub Talk, I am undyingly grateful.
If James Joyce was alive today he would patronise the Duke, among other places. Why not?
My work has been compared, by me, with James Joyce, unfavourably.
I am not James’ biggest fan, Flann O’Brien is my man. Also many others from here and there, J.D. Salinger is good, why not P.G. Wodehouse, John Betjeman, the list goes on and on.
I like good music, Irish or otherwise, it must have feeling. I like a house where I can’t touch the ceiling.
When will we reach critical mass? When our membership exceeds a million, or a hundred, or ten.
Become an honorary member, join the club, come as you are, give the relic a rub.
There’s many a true word spoken in jest. No nice people, nice is fake good. Touch wood.
I once suggested a nice people’s club where you could go and meet only nice people. You wouldn’t be allowed in, said the barman.
So raise a glass, all things must pass, alas, alas, don’t cry in your beer, get in here.
This club founded on the first of January 2018, I having stopped the clock. At 2:59 and fifty nine seconds. The eleventh hour. I didn’t come down in the last shower.
During the coming year we wish to consolidate our gains without going to great pains.
My brother has over a hundred names and addresses of people who may or may not put their money where their mouth is, wherever that may be. Wait and see.
The rest is history. Start before you’re ready. But, where can I buy? Right here right now. Tich Ennis, Reality, 22 Seaview Avenue, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Some years ago says I to my brother I will found the Tich Ennis appreciation society. It would have only one member says he. Now the club is born.
A club was good enough for cavemen, why not you?
Get writing. Heaven may be yours. Who knows? Not you if you don’t try. Would you risk it for a biscuit?
All welcome. Irrespective of race, colour or creed. Forget those things. Join the club.
TEC. We shall rule the world. If you’re not in you can’t win. Begin.
It starts here.
Now is the hour, me oul’ flower. Me oul’ segocia.
Pen and ink were made for this, it started with a kiss.
If you don’t buy my book I’ll burn you at the steak. I like mine medium rare.
Write if you care.
22 Seaview Avenue,
Book (Reasonable Rhymes) 5 euros.
CD (Great Irish Songs) 10 euros.
Add 2 euros for post and packing.
If even one buys that’s something.
Spread the word.
3rd January, 2018