|Winchester Cathedral – Paul Gillett’s photo|
Finola visited the house of the famous author, Jane Austen, which is preserved exactly as it was when she lived there in the nineteenth century. It has a beautiful garden.
I visited the racing stables of Jamie Osborne at Lambourn. Jamie is a former National Hunt jockey, who is now a very successful trainer of horses for flat racing. I met Jamie once before, when he rode the late Charles Haughey’s horse ,Flashing Steel to victory in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. I was Taoiseach and had the task of presenting the trophy to the winning owner