One of the “events” at Flatlake Literary Festival was a Gonzo Zoo which had actors playing various caricatures of the Irish. From the unemployed builder, to the Irishman abroad and as pictured the Bar Stool Republican. There was also a liberal left winger, an angsty singer song writer and a pair of boy racers, complete with a souped up car revving away whilst pumping out a heavy drum and bass tune.It was funny to walk past the various characters and a tirade of voices as they all competed (it seemed) to be heard. Despite the weather on Sunday, which was atrocious to say the least, the festival is in my diary for next year. Bloody great birthday weekend.