My name is Jimmy Rafferty, and I am an ex-computer consultant, ex-programmer, ex-lettuce cutter, ex-Goodyear factory process operator, ex-peat salesman, ex-glasshouse worker, (with an NVQ in lettuce growing, no less!) ex -agricultural student, ex-hoer (hoeing weeds, of course!) ex-apple peeler, ex-communicated, and occasionally x-rated.
I am also FIVE-times winner of the annual ‘Bard of Armagh’ contest for humorous poetry, and have published a book full of hilarious stories about growing up on a small farm in Ireland in the 1950s. Called ‘A Country Glipe’, it also contains all the words of my funniest poems.
My third CD of funny poems has just been produced as well – it is available on the ‘Shop’ page from the menu shown above. There are two ‘Bard-winning’ poems on it – ‘Her Majesty’s Pleasure’ (dressed as the Queen!) , and ‘From Russia with Spuds’, a little-known Irish James Bond adventure.