He is hilarious company who can find room for a dry quip on even weighty topics.
The name appears to stem from Rand (hillside) and Aros (river mouth) and probably means "town on the hillside by the river mouth".
Salmon fishing also contributed to the local economy.
The town was fortified through much of the Middle Ages.
I thought, well if he can't remember any of it, maybe I should, and just wrote about one Sunday in the life of the Hannon family in the 1970s. I have a terrible memory, but the more I tried, the more I did remember.
And it ended up being quite good fun." It is hard to imagine Hannon blowing hot or cold about anything, which can make him slightly hard to read at times.