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"It's often recounted how John Lennon came to my county of Mayo with his new girlfriend Yoko Ono in June 1968, having bought an island called Dorinish the previous year. It ruffled a few feathers at the time. Some – older people, usually – disapproved; others – mostly younger -- admired them for it. I remember a general response of bemusement, and much witticism too at the idea of John and Yoko sitting back to back, naked and shivering on a lonely island under the great mountain of Croagh Patrick..."

From Aidan Hynes's script John Lennon in Mayo, heard on Sunday Miscellany, Sunday mornings, 9.10am, RTÉ Radio 1: listen back here