Tag Archives: Ireland

Can’t go out to the pub? How about bringing the pub to you! THE INFLATABLE PUB

January 29, 2015


Originally posted on #LoveBelfast:
Can’t go out to the pub?  How about bringing the pub to you!  This inflatable pub has room for a full bar and can be put up on any level surface. Measurements are 33ft Length, 16ft Width and 18ft Height. Its the First of its kind in the whole of Ireland.…

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Omagh’s ‘Shawshank Husband’ Dug Tunnel From Bedroom To Pub Over 15 Years

September 27, 2014


Originally posted on Tyrone Tribulations:
Kerr re-enacts tunnel movement An Omagh plumber tunnelled a hole from under his bed to the local pub 800 feet from his house over the course of 15 years, a court heard today. Patsy Kerr had been summonsed to Omagh County Court after it emerged he had been the cause…

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Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Freed from Police Custody

May 5, 2014


I have many thoughts about all of this. For now though, they remain contained in my head.

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Ye Auld Traingle — Cat Power, Glen Hansard, The Pogues, The Punch Brothers and More…

February 17, 2014


Since I’m married to a Dubliner, all who reside in our house must know all Irish pub songs on command. This is one of my favorites. Enjoy! And because I really really really like you:  

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Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre – On Privilege, Equality and Opression

February 4, 2014

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#LoveIsLove #lgbt #Equality

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When the Bird Sings Very Close: Two Poems by Seamus Heaney

September 3, 2013


Originally posted on David J. Bauman:
Seamus Heaney at the University College Dublin, February 11, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Robert Lowell, one of my poetry heroes, called him “the most important Irish Poet since Yeats.” The Belfast Telegraph claims him as one of their own, since he grew up in Northern Ireland, in the village…

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Apology to Magdalene Women

February 20, 2013


Originally posted on Vox Nova:
In an extremely emotional speech, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny apologized to the generations of women who were kept as slaves in laundries run by religious orders. These women knew only cruelty, suffering, and torment, supposedly in the service of God. This was the rotten fruit of a Jansenist culture.…

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The World through a lense: Ireland

February 9, 2013


Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for posting! I’m way ready to go back.

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The Magdalene Sisters — Full Film

February 8, 2013


Another great shame of the Catholic Church and the complicity of the Irish government. From the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/world/europe/seeking-redress-in-ireland-over-magdalene-laundry.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0

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