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Sad news --

The end of an era:

http://www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/last-original-member-of-the-dubliners-dies-546361.html

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Bob,

Thanks for letting me know. May Barney McKenna rest in peace.

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R.I.P.

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=barney+mckenna

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-- Edited by Wellsley on Thursday 5th of April 2012 05:37:57 PM

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Barney McKenna's funeral will be Monday in Co. Meath: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0407/1224314499034.html

 



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Thought I would mention that -- furious  furious  AFTER  furious  furious having eaten lunch in Skibbereen, on Sunday, 22 April --- we drove past The Church  and discovered that it has been rebuilt!!!!

biggrin     biggrin     biggrin     HAPPY DANCE!!     biggrin     biggrin     biggrin

It isn't the cheapest place in town for food -- but it may very well be the best.

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Itallian Chauffeur wrote:

Thought I would mention that -- furious  furious  AFTER  furious  furious having eaten lunch in Skibbereen, on Sunday, 22 April --- we drove past The Church  and discovered that it has been rebuilt!!!!

biggrin     biggrin     biggrin     HAPPY DANCE!!     biggrin     biggrin     biggrin

It isn't the cheapest place in town for food -- but it may very well be the best.

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-- Edited by Itallian Chauffeur on Thursday 17th of May 2012 06:39:46 PM


 Good to know- thanks Bob



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Bob,

That's good news. Thanks. I will definitely be stopping there for lunch or dinner next time.

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Roy -- Hopefully, some of my Trip Report info will be of use to you this summer.

Have you thought about driving from Youghall to Midleton and taking the TRAIN into Cork or Cobh??  If you pre-book and buy online, tickets can be had for as little as 10 Euro per person, each way.

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Bob- thanks for the suggestion. According to the Irish Rail website, these tickets aren't available online. Any ideas?

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You can only purchase them 28 days out -- and they are 'First Come First Served'.  You CAN specify pick up at station, which is what I did, for my Dublin Trip...

They issue you a printable reservation number and you enter that into the kiosk machine, or give it to the counter clerk on the day of travel to receive your actual tickets.

Hope that helps --

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it helps a lot Bob. We will be in Youghal June 23-28 so I have a few days. Is the carpark at Midleton free?

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I see there is a bit of controversy and boycott of a 2 euro parking charge.

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For those that are traveling NEXT week:  furious 

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/daa-in-court-bid-to-stop-industrial-action-568194.html

Too early to Panic, but it might do well to keep aware of this ....  cry  cry  cry

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If the Irish government allows the airports to be closed they are crazy. I don't think it will happen. At least hope not.

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Oh No!!

We leave Oct 2nd - landing on the morning of the 3rd.  Here's hoping its resolved by then!

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Just a bit of Sabre rattling. We tend to do that over here...Police, Fire and Security are extremely unlikely to take industrial action especially as negotiations are in progress.

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And the Update News says, "Never Mind" ...  confuse  confuse  confuse

Siptu has withdrawn its Industrial Action plans ...  biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0927/breaking10.html

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Under the heading of, "How Bizarre" : http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/41673/mysterious+stranding+on+irish+beach+involved+up+to+50000+starfish/

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Bob, mo chara,

Perhaps they've come early .... for the gathering   

 

And as a Iread the article.. a song lyric plays over and over again in my head:

 But the stars that we reached. Were just starfish on the beach ...



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Not really NEWS, but interesting, never-the-less.  I've been there (near Kanturk).

Funny, scary, sad, but true ...

Comments might be offensive to some ...

Ireland's Biggest Pothole Revisited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=86yJ-yfim2o

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Is that the pothole that ate one of your tires?

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No, MINE was in East Cork, but I suspect that it was almost as big! biggrin

Mine actually ate TWO -- and bent the front alloy rim --- furious  furious

Ended up costing me 350 Euro  hmm  hmm

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Wow! A guy fell off Slieve League 300 meters down and survived!! http://tinyurl.com/adeqgaq



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I wonder where on the Sliabh he was?...as most of it has a rudimentary fencing to keep such things from happening....not that a good wind gust wouldn't push ya through...Very lucky lad!

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It wasn't hard to get away from the fencing as I recall- not that I did

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True enough...same as the Cliffs of Moher...though someone said they now have a guard at the step over stile...and they aren't letting people out on the cliff trail there

The "fence" isn't much in the way of a deterrent...not much more than horse fence in between poles.... but that is the draw of the Sliabh...it isn't over developed ...it is wild and rugged...and I pray that doesn't change any time soon...

 



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The Cliff path IS a public right of way, there is also a public right of way to the Cliff path. When you Pay to enter the Cliffs of Moher you are paying for entrance to the visitors centre and use of the facilities. The same is the case at the Giants Causeway where you now pay to walk through the entrance booth.

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The threat to the Aran islands Air service has been averted, at least until August.  http://www.galwaynews.ie/29611-ocuiv-says-immediate-threat-aran-island-air-service-lifted



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That is good news, mo chara! We are considering in by air and out by Ferry this trip out in May. That way we can get a few aerial shots



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