Chat about Ireland and things Irish

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Great video, Garry. (I love your accent) A wee bit gory, though!!! Not sure about the smile when telling about cutting off his head :blink: (Love it!!!). I just looked it up - not far from Karlsruhe, maybe I will come knocking on the door for some water.

 

:lol: @ Tap

 

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yesssssssss, Keydeck .. it looked like he was talking into Dougal.

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I went to an Irish Pub in Steglitz on Paddy's Day. Damn it was busy! So busy, full of mostly German people celebration Paddy's Day. Pretty cool that our day is celebrated in so many countries around the world and that everybody who has some sort of Irish ancestry seems to be proud of it. It's funny when you live abroad, that you become more proud of where you're from. I have. Even if the place is in a bit of a mess at the moment. There's still lots of good things about it.

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No matter how bad things get over there, they'll still have a joke and a laugh about it and I love and miss that aspect of Ireland and Irish people.

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Ireland - first place I visited in Europe. Was like a fairy tail. As a student, big blurry exhilerating mix of culture and drunkenness and, I don't know, new frontiers or something.. Fantastic landscape, 40 shades of green and all that.. Yeats, Joyce, seeing "Juno and the Paycock" at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.. Dingle, the Gap of Dunloe, among the most beautiful places I've ever been.. Guiness, Irish breakfast, singing, fish, more Guiness, more green countryside, more rough coast, more Yeats, etc..

 

Last there in '97.. Very keen to go back, especially to that island where Heinrich Boll stayed and wrote his Irish Tagebuch - a book in German I have bought, but haven't yet read.. :unsure:

 

Re the jokes, they all tell the same jokes, but about people from Kerry... :lol:

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Speaking of fairy tales, I'm doing research on the sibhe (wee folk) at the moment.

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Chat Noir, can you bring a box of Lucky Charms back? Thanks. Okay, I'll pay you.

 

I'll bring them to you for free, well in exchange for a pub quiz! :P

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I'll bring them to you for free, well in exchange for a pub quiz!

 

Deal! But I avoid them for the sole purpose of not being the sharpest pencil in the box. :lol: *small letter follow* You watching John q? [] as if no one has noticed yet[]

 

Ok john q, no luck here either. :)

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I go because I have fun especially with those who think they know it all.

Come for the fun of it and if anything happens I'll protect you! lol

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I will make one soon. But I am only of any use if the category has to do with sex, booze, sports or old people. :D *not hijacking here, some of it applies to Ireland.*

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If you are passing out Irish Charms .. I might very well join you [not meant to be a threat :P !!!]Oh, forgot to add, Jim, I am fecking useless, too. I could bring my clever knowledgeable husband with me, though. (If I am on his team, that is.) I also know zilch about those vices you mentioned.

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You'll be making the jokes and I'll be finding the answers!

 

Whew!!! Lets hope so. :)

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I did indeed, Parnell.

 

This is more about domestic violence which is a universal problem rather than an Irish problem, where a woman has found the only way out.

 

If I may quote from the article:

 

 

 

I understand why you posted the story. It is very sad.

 

You do realise that the woman in question is a chronic alcoholic herself?

 

The only way out is to bludgeon a man to death? I do find that very strange.

 

I find it amazing that the person in question was treated as she was without a shred of evidence to support the case that she was the sole victim - other than the dead husband of course and the coroner's report of 23 hammer blows...

 

If a man had committed that murder (David Bourke for example) then he would be rightly locked up.

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I have Scottish origins, but I enjoy anything Irish. Which is the polite thing to say as I'll be sippin' Potcheen this weekend, provided by a very nice Irish lass! Who needs Lucky Charms? Friends make me lucky!! :)

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Speaking of fairy tales, I'm doing research on the sibhe (wee folk) at the moment.

 

There's a new Leprechaun Museum in Dublin. It's on Jervis Street. I'll have to give it a shot next time I'm over. It will be good to learn about our ancestors.

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