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 four-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.
I have even appeared on N.Ireland TV>
And another article in Culture NI, for the 2014 Bard>