I am said flatmate! Me and AshSummers met in college where she introduced me to Buffy. And of course I loved it, it's the best show ever! I used to think Dawson's Creek was, but have thankfully been converted! I'm from Westmeath. The recession is a pile of c**p! Nice to see a fellow Irish person!My introduction to BB started with a good old fashioned Buffy marathon when I introduced my flatmate to it there recently. She naturally loved it.
Dia is Mhuire dhuit! Tà¡im go maith, buàochas le Dia. Conas atà¡ tusa féin?Dia dhuit a chara! Conas atà¡ tú ? Hail from Dublin myself. Guessing your from Stab City eh?
My introduction to BB started with a good old fashioned Buffy marathon when I introduced my flatmate to it there recently. She naturally loved it. Then we saw Hallowhedon2 was happening and booked up. So I started checking out forums to see what people were saying bout it etc and hey presto I found BB. And I've kinda been addicted since.
Recession= ewww, stealing all my jobs. The aul pattern of Irish emigration might be a foot and soon me fears.
---------- Post added at 11:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:03 AM ----------Amid all the talk of bailouts, it's easy to forget there are parts of Irish life that economics can't reach. We asked Twitter users to name the things they love about Ireland. Here are 50 of them, in all their unpunctuated glory
1 @emmagination our turns of phrase "“ "get up the yard" "get out of that garden" "down there for dancin'"
2 @dcbedwards knowing all your cousins 4 times removed and being shamed by your mother for not knowing all their kids too
3 @SeanMcP West Cork, the sunset through the namhog bus stop at Dingle Harbour, Lough Allan flat beneath a pure blue sky
4 @mrmonty Munster Finals
5 @ChristinaMcS The ritual "no thanks I'm grand I'm only after a cup" followed by "well if you're having one yourself"
6 @homeopath Everyone's got a party piece
7 @lightnessalways The book of Kells, Cliff of Moher, Phoenix Pk, Glendalough, National Stud, Japanese Gardens, Shannon, Ceide fields
8 @SimonPRepublic Where you can still watch a Western during prime time Friday night telly
9 @ killianormo Six degrees of separation for the world, two for the Irish!
10 @greenscribbler Community "“ People will always know and remember you no matter how long you have been away
11 @trixifi Wakes and funerals turning into a party
1 2 @gillianroseduff The Sam Maguire cup being taken around every school in the winning county
13 @AnnieAtkins Irish goodbyes: sneaking out of the pub before anyone coerces you into drinking another pint.
14 @scarie The postman dropping a package for you in your aunt's work, cos he knows you and your aunt and where ye both work
15 @ChrisFlack your mothers conversations that start with "Do you know who's dead?"
16 @SlabSquatthrust Keem beach on Achill Island, and the rest of Achill too
17 @idiotkid They can take away our sovereignty but they can never take our red lemonade or sugar sandwiches
18 @inforthenight Curracloe beach, the Aran Islands, Lough Boora parklands, the pier at Dun Laoghaire
19 @thebrieparty The fact that we don't have to pay for royal weddings
20 @rdelevan The Irish saved civilisation. (Sadly they then invested it in Anglo Irish Bank.)
21 @furlo Looking like quasimodo but still being able to charm the pants off a beautiful foreigner due to the accent
22 @charlemont Having a defence forces instead of an army
23 @bunda Fairytale of new York @ Xmas
24 @eyeblinks The Tart with the Cart, Floozie in the Jacuzzi, Stiletto in the Ghetto, Time in the Slime The Hags with the Bags
25 @foges70 All the ailments that can be treated by putting the kettle on
26 @rubot First country in the world to ban smoking in pubs
27 @poloconghaile Coumshingaun, crisp sandwiches, autumn forest walks and our penchant for tying football socks to holy trees!
28 @quiatimet Irish mammys
39 @SOIreland People going to amazing lengths to help each other. Never ceases to amaze me
30 @irishmarinelife Best surf in the world, and nobody believing you
31 @clairenolan Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny with the Christmas lights out, Irish soda bread, irish chat and Kerry men!!
32 @levdavidovic Fellas with no teeth on Winning Streak
33 @culabula The inability to pronounce "th" and then magically inserting it where it doesn't exist cf. "heighth"
34 @lecraic Unpronouncable names (for English TV presenters). Take a bow Charles Hockey and Liam GallaGRR
35 @crosbhealai àr dteanga féin "“ An Ghaeilge!
36 @collumbo Apres Match, better analysis than BBC or ITV
37 @david_o_connell World class procrastination and still having the ability to change the world
38 @David_Ferrie Having a unique measurement of length "“ the long mile "“ and naming a road after it.
39 @mikeeng1and Weddings that finish when the bride and groom head to bed at 6am, sandwiches in the residents bar at 5am
40 @TellyDubby The warmth of a Leitrim welcome; peat smoke in your nose in the twilight
41 @Sliother the unassuming genius of Aidan O'Brien
42 @paulclancyNL Waving hello to complete strangers on country roads
43 @daracho Storytelling, the art-form and craft "“ not the solemn, dutiful recounting of mere facts
44 @anniewestdotcom Beautiful words fashioned in the misty dawn of the countryside, from celtic gossamer. Like . . . gobshite
45 @obrienbarry At GAA matches the fans of both teams mix and have a laugh together
46 @deatonm No killer spiders, box jellyfish, great white sharks, snakes or other dangerous animals.
47 @gillianroseduff The night when you go for a quiet drink and end up at someone's party having met their second cousin in the pub
48 @xfirefishx The fact that people 10 miles down the road laugh at your "funny" accent vice versa
49 @louiseholohan never letting the truth get in the way of a good story
50 @colettecaddle Laughing at our misfortunes even when it looks like the boat might be .......... glug
Well that depends on where do you want to go? Is there anything in particular you want to do?Dia duit!!! I've been obsessing over Ireland lately. I just found out I'm actually part Irish and I'm planning a trip there this summer!! Any recommendations or words 'o wisdom???
I say odds are we probably did. Madness. Aw, well I'm sorry if I did and never said helloAlso from Dublin here, it kinda weirds me out seeing people from Dublin on the boards, we could have walked past each other in the street
Haha this one is so true, lmao!your mothers conversations that start with "Do you know who's dead?"
When I was a kid one day i woke up with my neck swollen up with what looked like two tennis balls on the side of my face. My ma told me not to worry it was just swollen glands and she put the kettle on cos you know tea was the best remedy. Last month I went for a full medical for a job abroad and it tells you your entire medical history. Turns out I had the mumps at some point in my life. So I was like, wait hang on here a minute, no I haven't..then I remembered. Oh Irish mammies.All the ailments that can be treated by putting the kettle on
hahaha I'm laughing cos my flatmate lauragiles does that all the time like she'll say thongue and then I'll laugh and she'll be like "what? what?"The inability to pronounce "th" and then magically inserting it where it doesn't exist cf. "heighth
Aw I love that song so much. Has a lot of meaning for me.Fairytale of new York @ Xmas
Lol, ok.....will do. I'm sure I'll know what the "hard stuff" is right?FetalPig agrees: stay off the hard stuff
Well, I was planning on going to Dublin for sure. But I also want to see a bit of the countryside. I really like Irish music and I would love to find a local pub with some good local music. I'm also very interested in old churches and castles. I really want to get a feel for the real Ireland, not just the touristy Ireland. If I ended up meeting a cute irishman...well, that wouldn't be too bad either. I'm just starting to plan a 6 week europe trip with my sister in maybe july/aug or aug/sept and I wanted to start in Ireland.Well that depends on where do you want to go? Is there anything in particular you want to do?
Well the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are a good one for a start. They're the most visited part of Ireland me thinks. Think they got a surge in popularity after they were in the last Harry Potter film. Though I've never been.Lol, ok.....will do. I'm sure I'll know what the "hard stuff" is right?
Well, I was planning on going to Dublin for sure. But I also want to see a bit of the countryside. I really like Irish music and I would love to find a local pub with some good local music. I'm also very interested in old churches and castles. I really want to get a feel for the real Ireland, not just the touristy Ireland. If I ended up meeting a cute irishman...well, that wouldn't be too bad either. I'm just starting to plan a 6 week europe trip with my sister in maybe july/aug or aug/sept and I wanted to start in Ireland.
Really??? No interest in kissing it?? Why not? I guess it is kind of gross thinking about millions of people kissing it before you! ha ha I've heard of it and think I probably couldn't resist! Maybe that's where I'll meet my irishman!!Legend has it that those who kiss it shall be endowed with eloquence of speech and flattery or as we Irish put it the "gift of the gab". Millions of people have kissed the stone including world statesmen and literary giants apparently, I personally have yet to succumb to its charm.
When I was young we went to Cork every summer to see family. We would drive down there and always stopped at the Cliffs of Moher and my Dad would say the exact same thing "look at the Cliffs of Moher, The Guns of Navarone was filmed there". Us kids had never seen this film (in fact I still haven't now) but that didn't stop him.Well the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are a good one for a start. They're the most visited part of Ireland me thinks. Think they got a surge in popularity after they were in the last Harry Potter film. Though I've never been.