This, of course, was not all it seemed...
The delicate reference to condom trafficking is an allusion to a discreet benefit that Ron had also provided to the local community, in addition to the craic and strong drink, during the era in which family planning was frowned upon by both Church and Dáil.
On turning a page or two, there is a moving declaration:
This book is dedicated to Ron's right leg,
with which he has completely lost touch,
and also to the rest of him on his birthday,
And then a title page...
... followed by over sixty totally blank pages!