Wednesday, December 02, 2020



Roscommon’s clock-loving star from the Late Late Toy Show of 2009 has shared a video to brighten our day and wish all a Happy Christmas.

John Joe Brennan, the Roscommon Town native starred on the show reviewing his Roald Dahl collection. However, it was his fascination with clocks and desire to be a horologist when he was older that won the hearts of the nation.

JohnJoe now lives in Paris where he is studying to become a lawyer.

Taking to Facebook, the 19-year-old told the followers of his family’s business ‘Time Pieces’ in Roscommon Town, that he was delighted to hear that the recent lockdown in Ireland is now lifted and reminded people to #shoplocal.

“Hello everyone and greetings from Paris where I am studying law without too many interruptions, thankfully. I know it has been a practically trying and frustrating period for you all but I’m delighted to hear that it is coming to an end.”

He also got a word in for the  “wonderful” shop, Time Pieces owned by his grandparents on Main Street, Roscommon Town.

He told their followers that it will open today, Wednesday, December 9th, and that his family and employees of the shop love “nothing more than pleasing their customers”.

He also mentioned that people should keep an eye on the shop window which is “particularly lovely at this time of year”.

Singing off, he wishes everyone a “very very Happy Christmas” and hopes that the new year will be better than this one.


To view John Joe’s full message click on the link below.

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