Sir, – Further to “‘It’s been very quiet around here’ apart from the half-naked people in the ditch” (February 21st), just where is Michael Harding’s pub on the “other” side of Athlone?
I live on the east side of Athlone, so does he mean the west side, commonly referred to as the “far” side? Equally, people living on the west side of Athlone refer to the east side as the “far” side, so I’m none the wiser. The only clue I have is that it must be near a steep hill, due to the clue “I changed gear on the hill”, which narrows its location down somewhat here in the midlands. – Yours, etc,