This used to be our playground.

From Little Big Flix.

A grim Mosney, Co Meath direct provision camp (formely Butlin’s) drone fly over.


33 thoughts on “Manky Mosney

  1. ahjayzis

    Trabolgan-goers / Mosney-slummers elucidated the socio-economic divide in my primary school.

    Scarlet fer yiz heading to basically an industrial estate in Meath. #bleedinpovo

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      My school too. Thought I was missing out on something – unjustified holiday envy it now seems.

      1. ahjayzis

        I did too until they showed me pictures of the Auschwitz-themed accommodation.

        Trabolgan rocked because the holiday homes were bigger and nicer than real houses.

        1. ahjayzis

          ^ (Playground) politics of envy, ladies and gentleman. Don’t hate him ’cause you ain’t him!

        2. Anomanomanom

          Not trying to insult but if you thought that was posh you must have had tissue box’s for shoes. I lived both places, neither was a posh holiday. But I preferred butlins.

          1. ahjayzis

            Oh hell naw – you can’t compare the wonder of Trabolgan with the yellow-pack version Mosney, you trippin’!

      2. Clampers Outside!

        Look at yiz, with yer Trabolgan and Mosney…. 5 Star stuff that…. we were packed and sent to the farm for four weeks hard labour every summer, gettin’ up before the hens and doin’ farm shhhtuff… hell, if you were good / bad but the weather was good you got an extra two weeks for the hay or the sheep or some other feckin’ thing down the Uncles farm… weeknights it was Yahtzee, cards and the like… and three to a bed.

        Sundays though, you lived for them… down the pub after mass, Cidona… from the bottle, with a straw. Yeah baby! ‘chic’ we were…. and bar pool too… we wuz cool for a few mins every weekend… good times ! :)

          1. Pale Blue Dot Cotton

            Fond memories of the mushroom water showers. Even fonder memories of Homelands ’99. Well, actually no memories but for Google.

        1. Someone

          Pretty much the same thing for me in my youth clampers. I was sent to my uncles farm wesht of Dingle, also working on his small boat pulling in lobsters and crab.

          I think the greatest disappointment for my parents was that I didn’t pick up one work of Irish back there.

  2. Captainautumn

    No Manky at all. Looks very well kept to me, especially considering how long past it’s heyday it is.
    Is the writer’s views biased based on Mosney’s current use, because I don’t see a blade of grass out of place?

    1. Bejayziz

      I was thinking the same, looks in grand nick from above considering its been closed for years

  3. Supercrazyprices

    Future internment camp for political opponents if Fine Gael ever get an outright majority.

    You’ll be locked up for having the wrong opinion.

  4. Fiach

    Community Games weekends there were epic (as a Manager, I never participated as a kid).
    It was a tragedy that they couldn’t keep it going there.

    1. Someone

      My cousin was tripped in some race back in the day and came in third. He threw the medal at one of the officials and it clocked him in right in the head. That boy had some temper on him.

      Happy days.

  5. Randy Ewing

    Ever seen a real refugee camp ?

    While the whole direct provision scheme is questionable , that in fairness doesnt look ‘manky’

    1. well

      it probably starts to seem poo when you can’t go anywhere else though. Obviously not as bad as where they came from, but i wouldn’t want to live there.

    2. classter

      The real point is that it is destructive and irrational for Irish society.

      If you keep a group of foreign people (largely from much poorer countries) segregated from society, not allowed to work or study, in camps at the edge of town, this is a recipe for trouble.

      Mental illness, crime, terrorism, disenfranchisment from Irish society are all potential results.

      Whether cruel or not (it is cruel), it is stupid policy.

Comments are closed.