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Happy St Patrick's Day !!

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir.

Time for a pint of the black stuff .....

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By Duggimon
17th Mar 2021 11:00

Slàinte mhath agus gabh deoch orm

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
17th Mar 2021 11:08

Try saying that while drinking a pint of Guinness!

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By Duggimon
17th Mar 2021 12:46

My wife and I are both learning Gaelic, we have many drunken chats. We've only just started though so it's largely about the desirability of owning seven pigs or whether or not there is lightning outside just now.

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By lionofludesch
17th Mar 2021 12:50

Duggimon wrote:

My wife and I are both learning Gaelic, we have many drunken chats. We've only just started though so it's largely about the desirability of owning seven pigs or whether or not there is lightning outside just now.

You can easily tell Gaelic from Irish - the fadas slope the other way.

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By DJKL
17th Mar 2021 12:50

The two are obviously connected, if the lightning strikes one of the pigs would six still be sufficient, effectively is it six and a spare?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
17th Mar 2021 13:14

Six and some streaked bacon!

You've put me in mind of some pork sausages which, allegedly, went on sale in Ireland a few years back...

https://smokinggunpr.co.uk/2010/02/06/ainsley-harriott-prick-with-a-fork...

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By DJKL
17th Mar 2021 13:23

I do like that.

Of course Ireland also once had the best named firm of solicitors ever, Argue & Phibbs.

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By lionofludesch
17th Mar 2021 13:56

DJKL wrote:

I do like that.

Of course Ireland also once had the best named firm of solicitors ever, Argue & Phibbs.

Ah yes - they were in Sligo, if I remember right.

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By DJKL
17th Mar 2021 13:24

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By pauld
17th Mar 2021 11:34

My memory of the start of the pandemic is the paddy's flocking into Cheltenham a year ago today. Who could have imagined what lay ahead?

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By Mr Hobbit
17th Mar 2021 13:02

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By Jason Croke
17th Mar 2021 11:42

Top of the morning to everyone!

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By Mr Hobbit
17th Mar 2021 12:43

Happy St Patrick’s Day @lionofludesch!

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
17th Mar 2021 13:11

Well that will be my other half getting all misty eyed about her Great Grandparents arriving in Glasgow with nothing, I on the other hand have to go back to Great, Great before the family of my Grandmother on my Dad's side pitch up in London in the 19th century from Ireland.

My mother in law has a few photos of when her mother visited family back in Ireland,
circa 1920s, what amazes me is the size of the flat caps, one wee guy who keeps turning up in them (one of the cousins) seems to have a cap about four times the size of his head.

Lovely place, we spent our honeymoon there a tad over 30 years ago , first in The Burren in Galway and then down near Cork at Ballymaloe House- The Allen family who do/did the cooking programmes have it, the breakfasts were stunning (how much soda bread can one person eat).

Perhaps if holidays in the EU are still tricky this year a summer/autumn trip back to Ireland might be a possibility.

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By lionofludesch
17th Mar 2021 13:23

DJKL wrote:

Perhaps if holidays in the EU are still tricky this year a summer/autumn trip back to Ireland might be a possibility.

Ireland, of course, remains in the EU. Though within the Common Travel Area.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
17th Mar 2021 21:22

My mother was born in Cork! She had no memory of it: as she was child number 8 of 9 and her earliest recall was after her entire family had upped sticks and emigrated here. Are the O'Shea clan high-ranking? I do hope so.

If holidays to the EU become any trickier, DJKL, then (as Lion has flagged up) you and I could always take a trip back to the Irish embassy for a EU passport application form! Last time I looked they were £300 a time if you could provide evidence of a parent or grandparent born in the Emerald Isle. Alas, that was many years ago and I somehow imagine that might have increased a bit post-Cameron.

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By DJKL
18th Mar 2021 10:21

Catch is we have great grandparents and great, great grandparents so do not qualify, if we did I would seriously consider. We could of course pack off my mother in law to Ireland , she qualifies, but she might object and at over 90 it seems a tad harsh to send her away on her own.

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By DJKL
18th Mar 2021 10:32

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By Arthur Putey
17th Mar 2021 13:18

I'm sorry I didn't understand your question, please provide more details ......

+1 for a glass of stout

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
17th Mar 2021 13:25

He asked How many Irishmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

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By Arthur Putey
18th Mar 2021 09:10

Probably more now than pre-Brexit.

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By frankfx
17th Mar 2021 20:01

https://youtu.be/5CWIIoSf4nw

Cheltenham week.

7 drunken nights

Slàinte .

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
17th Mar 2021 21:36

You're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool...!

Believe it or not, the Dubliners hit the charts with that number back in the 'sixties. When they appeared on Top of the Pops the Beeb vetoed a few of the verses on the grounds of their being too risque. To their eternal credit, the Dubliners smiled and sang their way through their commuted version... and live to boot. And just how unusual was that way back when!*

*It's rhetoric, so I'm allowed to use a ! rather than a ? to close a rhetoric question. Just in case...!

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