Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Day at Leopardstown Races

After being postponed because of the weather, the Leopardstown Christmas Meeting, much to the delight of racing fans, finally jump started. Pun intended. Colleen, my daughter, and I were off as well. I might add with a “bit” of a … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday

Eight killed outside Limerick as van crashes on black ice. The Puney family from Pullaphuca  is no longer.  On their way to Limerick (what…to buy drugs) on a long bank (I don’t know why they call them “bank”) holiday weekend, … Continue reading

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Whitey’s Friends? … or Buddy Rules!

REWARD The FBI is offering a $2,000,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger. CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS Did you read the above “considered armed and extremely dangerous”? In the Watch “Quackers” of Clonegal … Continue reading

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Words? eegit feckin eegit wanker shite gobshite fair enough no bother brilliant fucking brilliant One might select words from this list to describe….oh let’s say US Vice President Joe Biden…Now the entire world knows US Vice President Joe Biden is … Continue reading

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Christmas Tales – or stories told after numerous cocktails.

Ah, it’s that time of year when tales are told, especially after a few. No one can tell a story like the person who originally told it and if they played a part in it, even better.  With that in … Continue reading

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Out and About

Out and About after ten days of snow and freezing temperatures the roads around Abbeydown became somewhat passable. Well at least I thought so.So off we go on our first road trip since the EU and IMF took over Ireland. We … Continue reading

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Up and Down

i’m up and down and down and up looking all around come with me and you’ll see i’m up and down and down and up looking all around catch a ride you can’t hide everyone can see we’re not too … Continue reading

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Silviniaco Conti at Cheltenham in the 3.05

Silviniaco Conti finished third (see below)

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A Grand Anachronism

I was told that if you’re going to stay in Ireland for any length of time and you like sports you had better get familiar with their games. Ah now…such choices. There’s football (soccer), and then football (soccer), and more … Continue reading

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December 7

Another December 7 has come and gone and it was no big surprise that the media in Ireland did not mention the significance of this date.  Why should I expect Europe to remember when I would suspect a high percentage … Continue reading

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