Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

LEFT: A candidate for the best sign ever! (love the parachute guy) RIGHT: Spotted outside a lunchtime Restaurant in Dublin LEFT: Someone had too much time on their hands RIGHT: Political Poster not quite up to the job LEFT: County Leitrim. We agree – dont shoot tourists RIGHT: Dont stand on… something ?? LEFT: 100KM on this road/dirt-track! Please disobey this road sign RIGHT: Dont walk on the water? Good advice! LEFT: You wait there. I’ll be out in a minute RIGHT: Typical Tourist Town Blarney LEFT: Help! RIGHT: It’s not easy being a sheep in Ireland LEFT: The Irish … Continue reading Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

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14 Year Old Waterford Boy Was The Youngest Solider Killed In World War 1

During the 1970’s and 1980’s in Ireland the annual remembrance of those tens of thousands of Irish who gave their lives in the Great War was met with a kind of muted national indifference. Certainly there was laying of wreaths … Continue reading 14 Year Old Waterford Boy Was The Youngest Solider Killed In World War 1

11 Unusual Facts About Ireland You May Not Have Known

SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC OBJECTS HAVE BEEN CREATED BY THE IRISH The White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20500, USA might look like any typical US address until you realize that it is the abode of the US President. The White House (perhaps the most photographed house in the history of humanity?) was designed by Irish architect James Hoban who was born in Kilkenny in 1758. The Titanic – Surely the worlds most famous ship was built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. The mighty vessel sank on her maiden voyage with the … Continue reading 11 Unusual Facts About Ireland You May Not Have Known

Irish Halloween Quotes

QUOTES ABOUT HALLOWEEN Including Some Irish Halloween Quotes ‘Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night!’US writer Steve Almond ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.’From a headstone in Ireland ‘This Halloween I’m going as the ghost of our federal government.’Unknown ‘I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular.’ US Actress Kristen Bell ‘If a man harbors … Continue reading Irish Halloween Quotes

19 Back-to-School Quotes about Irish Education & Learning

I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.Oscar Wilde, Writer (1856-1900), ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taughtOscar … Continue reading 19 Back-to-School Quotes about Irish Education & Learning

25 Funny Quotes & Sayings About Fatherhood & Parenting

May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous wife! An Old Irish Toast My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic. Spike Milligan (Irish Comedian) Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. Margaret Mead (US Anthropologist) Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano (US Comedian) I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong. Ann Richards (45th … Continue reading 25 Funny Quotes & Sayings About Fatherhood & Parenting

Greedy Irish Politicians Revert to Type in Seanad Showdown

OPINION PIECE The division between what is broadly termed ‘the establishment’ and the ordinary citizens of Ireland has rarely been more evident than in recent weeks. The current Government is committed to holding a referendum to provide for the abolition of the Seanad (one of the Irish houses of Parliament – pronounced ‘shan-idd’). The Seanad has very little real power and although it can delay the passage of legislation by up to three months it cannot ultimately stop laws being made by the main Irish Parliament. It is an unelected body and thus has become a breeding ground for ‘wannabe’ … Continue reading Greedy Irish Politicians Revert to Type in Seanad Showdown