It is said that if one kisses the Blarney Stone one is endowed with the gift of eloquence. If that is true, then it auld appear that Hal Roach has had a long standing love affair with it. Wherever he performs, he leaves a trail of lightheartedness in his wake. Ireland’s most traveled storyteller, Ireland’s King of Blarney, call him what you want but the thing that gives him the most pleasure is the laughter of children. Audiences all over the world have rewarded him with their laughter, he in turn has lifted the dull grey cloak as sadness from us and brought sunshine into our lives.