Mayo Carpenter admits to creating Enda Kenny

An elderly Mayo carpenter has caused a sensation by admitting that he created former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

   Geppetto O’ Reilly (91), a Westport resident, claims to have put the ex-Fine Gael leader together with bits of driftwood he picked up during his long walks around Clew Bay.

    “I always liked a good walk to clear the head,” he said, “and you’d pick up some lovely odd bits.”

     O’Reilly, who was living in digs at the time, as he worked his apprenticeship, spent hours putting Enda together, even painting on a natty three piece suit and flat cap. The creation, he said, resulted from boredom.

      “It would get lonely in the digs. Mrs. O’Brien, God rest her, wasn’t much of a conversationalist. It was something to pass the time.”

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