Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction
A dabber is an essential piece of equipment for the enthusiastic bingo player

Bingo is an unlikely millennial pastime, but my visit to a hall in Dublin 8 results in something of an improbable assault on the senses

‘It’s relentless, isn’t it? The bingo?”

These were words I never dreamed I would hear uttered as I entered a Dublin 8 social club on a Tuesday night. We were there for the weekly bingo night. Arriving a couple of minutes late, there was much fretting that there wouldn’t be enough books to go around. A dozen and a half usually show up, but there was a swell this particular week, and all...

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