Irish Independent Nov 4th 2007

Bianca Divito and her grandmother Maria are both missing their old neighbourhoods.

Then again, when you’ve lived in the heart of the capital, on O’Connell Street, for most of your life, as Maria has, or on the Main Street in Arklow, as in Bianca’s case, it comes as no surprise that life anywhere else is a little less colourful.

The thing that strikes you about the close Divito family is the effusive welcome and hospitable warmth extended by them. This may be partly attributable to their background, as Maria is one of the famous Cafolla family. Many people of a particular vintage will remember going on dates to Cafolla’s Ice-Cream Parlours, which were the romantic places to go, in the days before pubs and clubs.

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