Archive for March, 2006

Réamhaisnéis na deire seachtaine #2 (01/02.04.06)

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Réamhaisnéis

Peile (NFL)

02.04.2006
ROINN 1A
Tír Eoghain v Corcaigh – As Baile

Iománaíocht (NHL)

02.04.2006
ROINN 1A
Loch Garman v Corcaigh – As Baile (C)

ROINN 1B
Aontroim v Luimneach - Cothrom
Gaillimh v Cill Chainnigh – Baile
Portlaoise Laois v Tiobraid Ã?rann – As Baile (C)

ROINN 2A
Doire v Cill Mhantáin - Baile (C)
Baile Ã?tha Cliath v Ceatharlach – Baile (C)
Ros Comáin v An Mhí – Baile
ROINN 2B
Ciarraí v Cill Dara – Baile (C)
Iar Mhí v Londain – Baile (C)

ROINN 3A
D̼n na nGall v Sligeach РCothrom
Muineachán v An Lú – Baile

ROINN 3B
Tír Eoghain v Longfort – As Baile (C)
Ard Mhacha v (more…)

Friday Caption Comp #2

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Friday Caption #2

It’s Friday.
Its time for another Friday caption competition.
See how you get on with this.

Jess Mc Carthy’s, Trá Lí

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

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Jess Mc Carthy’s, Trá Lí
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The welcome was cold yet shitty.
The staff were old and annoying.
The pints were tolerable.
The decor was quaint!!

All in all id give it 7 and a half thumbs down!
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*Review from 2003

Location

Pub Spy

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

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If anyone would like to add their own pub review to achgohairithe.com just send them to pubspy@achgohairithe.com or via the comment function below. All reviews welcome and please include pictures where possible.

ROT Update

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Just a quick update on the latest ROT emails to be sent out.

To: Sprout Information Systems Ltd
Hiya,
My name is Martina Mary O’Connor and I’m hoping you can help with my sprouts…

To: Ryan Tubridy, RTE Presenter / C-List Celeb
Dear Ryan,
I’m writing to you on behalf of Black&Decker and we hereby cordially invite you to attend the grand opening…

To: Info / Complaints at RTE
To Whom It May Concern:
I was just watching ‘The View’ on RTE the other night when I spotted Joe Duffy (sans beard) as one of the guests.

To: The Garda Press Office
To Whom It May Concern:
I heard recently on the radio (Joe Duffy I think, I love Joe Duffy) that in an effort to free up Garda resources, the 70+ Gardai

The Reign of Terror

Torthaí Réamhaisnéis na deire seachtaine #1

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

NFL: 16 Cluiche (8 Mí-cheart, 8 Ceart)

NHL: 15 Cluiche (3 Mí-cheart, 11 Ceart, 1 Ar Ceall)

PREM: 9 Cluiche (4 Mí-cheart, 4 Ceart, 1 Ar Ceall)

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Iomlán: 40 Cluiche (15 Mí-cheart, 23 Ceart, 2 Ar Ceall)

The Liberty Pyramid Scheme

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

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“After years of disappointment with get rich quick schemes, I know I’m gonna get rich with this scheme…..and Quick!”

It’s hard to ignore all the talk about the Liberty pyramid schemethat seems to be sweeping through the country at the moment. It seems to have first caught on down around west Cork, but latest reports have meetings springing all over the country from Dublin to Mayo to Limerick to Donegal.

Apart form the scheme being unethical, immoral and borderline illegal, anyone who thinks that this scheme is the answer to all their dreams or is a scheme without victim is just plain wrong.

It’s greed that’s driving the scheme and as with all pyramid schemes there is only one inevitable outcome.

Anyway, there’s been a load written about itat this stage so I won’t go on, but anyone who is interested in what goes on in these meetings can download the Liberty scheme PowerPoint presentation here.I could get in a wee bit of trouble for posting it, but less of a shyte i couldnt give!

Shell To Leeson St

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

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It’s hard to miss Shell’s Dublin headquarters on Upper Leeson Street, what with all these flyers/stickers decorating the surrounding area.

FYI that’s the front door to Shell’s HQ in the background.

Luíochán Cúl na Cathrach

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

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Bhi comoradh 85 bliain i gcuimhne ar luíochán Cúl na Cathrach, ag an láthair, ar an 5ú lá do mí Márta seo caite.

Seo cuntas gairid ar a tharla an lá sin, an 25ú lá do mí Feabhra 1921.

CÚL NA CATHRACH AMBUSH
CO. CORK

25 February, 1921

The Cúl na Cathrach Ambush was planned and carried out by the newly formed ‘Flying Column’ of the First Cork Brigade of the I.R.A..

The Brigade Headquarters had been transferred from Cork City to the local 8th battalion area which had its own active service column of about 30 volunteers armed with rifles and revovlers. These were reinforced by up to 15 men from the Cork City battalions and by the nearby column of the 7th or Macroom battalion.

Intense training took place during the months of January and February 1921. The ambush positions were occupied for several days before the enemy finally arrived.

The British may have been forewarned or may have spotted some movement because they drove very slowly into the ambush position with four civilian hostages walking in front of the lead touring car. They also stopped and sent a couple of men up to the rocks for a look. Two local volunteers who were positioned nearest to the road as a result of their being armed only with shotguns were forced to open fire on them, at this point the battle commenced.

Unfortunately the convoy of lorries had not fully advanced into the ambush position. The result was only the men in the eastern positions were able to engage the enemy together with the Lewis machine gun on the western side.

The Lewis gunner at the eastern end, who was in the best position to inflict damage, abandoned his post and fled while the last in the convoy of enemy lorries managed to turn about and escaped towards Macroom.

The survivors of the leading lorries were gradually driven into the cover of the two cottages. The occupants of the lorries to the rear tried an encircling manouvre to the south but were driven back by the Macroom men who had moved east to engage them after the battle had commenced.

After about 3 hours fighting the enemy the survivors had been completely hemmed into to the two cottages. The I.R.A. on the north side had re-positioned for a final assault when a huge column of enemy lorries approached from the east.

The I.R.A. had little choice but to disengage and withdraw after 4 hours of battle.

Réamhaisnéis na deire seachtaine #1 (25/26.03.06)

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Peile

25.03.2006
ROINN 1A
Parnell Park 7.45 Baile Ã?tha Cliath v Maigh Eo – As Baile

26.03.2006
ROINN 1A
Omagh 2.00 Tír Eoghain v Ciarraí – As Baile
Páirc Uí Rinn Corcaigh v Fear Manach – Baile (C)
Tullamore Uíbh Fhailí v Muineachán – Cothrom (C)

ROINN 1B
Ballinascreen Doire v An D̼n РBaile
Pearse Stadium Gaillimh v An Mhí – Baile (C)
Crossmaglen 2.30 Ard Mhacha v Laois – As Baile (C)
Newbridge Cill Dara v Loch Garman – Baile

ROINN 2A
Ruislip 1.30 Londain v An Clár- As Baile (C)
Pearse Park Longfort v Ceatharlach – As Baile
Ballybofey 2.00 Dún na nGall v Luimneach Baile (C)
Carrick-on-Shannon Liatroim v Ros Comáin – Baile

ROINN 2B
Cusack Park (Mullingar) Iar Mhí v An Cabhán – Cothrom
Walsh Park Port Láirge v An Lú – Cothrom
Casement Park Aontroim v Sligeach – As Baile (C)
Arklow Cill Mhantáin v Tiobraid Ã?rann – As Baile (C)

Iománaíocht

25.03.2006
ROINN 3A
Carrick-on-Shannon Liatroim v (more…)

Friday Caption Comp #1

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Friday CAption #1

Shamelessly robbed this idea from another blog.

Just add your caption to the above picture via the comment function below.

May become a regular feature.

When is a Blog not a Blog?

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Orla Barry
When it’s an art exhibition!!

Walking around Orla Barry’s exhibition up at IMMA over the weekend I couldn’t help but feel that if Orla had discovered Blogging way back when, that these random musings, observations, pictures and video would have ended up on orlabarry.blogspot.com and not on the walls of the Irish Museum of Modern art!

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Orla Barry: Portable Stones and Other Works

Shell To Sea

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Cath Chéim an Fhia

Just threw a ‘Shell to Sea’ strap together there this evening.

Shell to Sea website HERE

Shell to Sea Strap HERE

Cath Chéim an Fhia

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Cath Chéim an Fhia

Someone recently asked me for information on Chéim an Fhia and Cath Chéim an Fhia. I came across this fairly compressive account of Cath Chéim an Fhia by Donnchadh ó LuasaighBéal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh on the Ballingeary and Inchigeela local history website.

Trátha an ama seo, 175 bliain ó shin, a buaileadh Cath Chéim an Fhia. I gcuimhne na hocáide, ba mhaith liom cúlra an scéil agus cúrsaí an chatha, mar a tuigtear domhsa iad, a ríomh arís.

Snáth is ea an scéal seo sa ghréasán leathan den chos-ar-bholg atá de shíor á imirt ar an dtionónta, ar an gCaitliceach, ar an náisiúnaí, ar an duine bocht, ar an nGael ag an nGall riamh ó theip ar chóras na dTaoiseach tar éis Chinn tSáile go dtí ár n-am féin.

Tar éis na hAondachta, bhí na daoine seo ina suí go teann, an córas leo agus iad á oibriú go hinnealta. Bhí an iliomad saghas éagóra á imirt ar ‘Thadhg’, ach b’é an ceann ba mheasa leis ná ceist na ndeachmhaithe. Do réir córais an ama bhíodh ar an dtionónta (i.e. an Caitliceach agus rl.) an deichiú chuid dá theacht isteach a dhíol chun na hEaglaise Ghallda a choiméad i mbarr maitheasa.

Mar seo a d’oibríodh an córas. I rith an fhómhair thagadh meastóir timpeall agus dheineadh sé iniúchadh ar na barraí go léir a bhí ag an dtionónta. Ar fheabhas na mbarra a dheintí an teacht isteach a mheas. Dá mbeadh toradh an tailimh go maith bheadh an deachú árd. Thairis sin, dá ráineodh go mbeadh col ag an meastóir leis an dtionónta bocht bí cinnte go mbeadh an deachú ní ba airde ná an ceart. In airde ar seo, bhíodh ar dhuine eigin an meastóir féin a dhíol agus ina theannta sin arís bhí díolaíocht ag dul do fhear bailithe an airgid. Leagtaí cuid d’ualach an tuarastail seo ar gach ceann teaghlaigh agus bhíodh an cháin sin le díol i dteannta na ndeachmhuithe.

Faoi dheireadh thiar thall d’éirigh daoine amach i gcoinne an chórais seo in áiteanna éagsúla ar fud na tíre. Ní raibh pobal Uíbh Laoire chun deiridh. An ‘Captaen Rock’, a bhí ina chónaí ar Charraig Fharraire i gCill Mhuire, a ghríosaigh chuige iad. Thiomsaigh sé siúd roinnt mhaith fear agus dhein iad a chur fé mhóid a bheith dílis dó.
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