First Women MP

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 in Ireland | Comments Off on First Women MP

Emily Dugan’s “Men Only, you must be joking” article today (16/10/2007) in the U.K. Independent Newspaper repeats the common error of referring to Nancy Astor as the “First female member of parliament.” This distinction actually belongs to Constance Gore-Booth, The Countess Markiewicz , who in the December 1918 general election, was elected for the constituency […]

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A Gaelic Irish Joke

Posted on Aug 31, 2007 in Ireland | 2 comments

A Paddy walking through a field sees a man drinking water from a pool with his hand. The Paddy shouts “Na ol an t-uisce, ta sé lan de chac bo” (Don’t drink the water, it’s full of cowshit.) The man shouts back “I’m English, speak English, I don’t understand you”. The Paddy shouts back “Use […]

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Bob Geldof and Me.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007 in Dublin | 3 comments

Dublin in the 70’s was a dreary spot. Ireland was in the grip of the old certainties and the thought control mechanisms were still in place. I found myself studying architecture at Bolton Street College of Technology. Here, there were a number of third level courses (Architecture, Surveying, Engineering and Geo-surveying) grafted onto what was […]

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Dublin’s Fair City

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin’s Fair City

Halpenny Bridge DC’s Hibernian Adventure! Cead mile failte go dti Bhaile Atha Cliath, priomh cathairach na hEireann. Welcome to Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and the hometown of many famous writers and others! A special place, the Augustan capital of a Gaelic Ireland or a ravenous sow which devours its young depending on the literary […]

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 in Ireland | one comment

Radio Room Boeing B314 flying boat replica If you are heading to Adare in C. Limerick it is worth taking in a trip to Foynes on the Shannon Estuary to the Flying Boat Museum which is housed in the restored terminal building of the Trans Atlantic Flying Boat service which connected this sleepy port town […]

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Tayto – the proper Irish Stuff

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 in Ireland | Comments Off on Tayto – the proper Irish Stuff

Rarely can there be a group as worthy of support as this (The Tayto appreciation society on Facebook) – I had to join as in an increasingly transient world the continuity and happiness provided by Tayto is important! My life and Tayto have crossed on two occasions, both in a previous life as a VAT […]

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