100-year-old Dick Draper

SKIBBREEN centenarian Richard Draper is celebrating reaching 100-years-of-age with the republication of his book Dick’s Musings which was first published when he was a mere 90-year-old.


The book, published by Inspire Books of Skibbreen, offers a unique window into the past as Dick fondly recalls his life in his hometown.


The book offers a window on Skibbereen’s recent past taking Dick’s life in the town running “The Utility Store” and later his jewellery and watch making business.



The book was originally published to mark Dick reaching the age of 90 and he has decided to republish it this year after reaching the even more significant milestone of 100.


All proceeds will go to Dick’s chosen charity, the Skibbereen Geriatric Society.