[The UK snack section] Woolworths, Joondalup, Western Australia….
Bought this book of maps for my nephew. Just realised Ireland is not in it! Shakespeare’s not Irish!
The “UK’s best and worst” accents.
David Higgins writes:
Was it for this? (spoken in a smooth Dublin accent)
What are you?
Some kind of comedian?
Thanks Alan Conroy
Mercedes Kevill writes:
Just protesting peacefully here on the Riverview estate, Scariff, Co. Clare and happened to notice an English number plate on the JCB. Surprise? Not really.
Previously: Wash It For This?
(Top) Mike Horn, (below) Pascal Donohoe and Niall Gibbons
Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons was left bemused when an American radio host asked him: “I don’t want to put you on the spot here, Niall. I want to find out, there are no plans for Ireland deciding to leave the UK, are there?”
The question was asked on CRN Talk Radio’s What’s Cookin’ programme [in September], a coast-to-coast programme which is broadcast to 250 stations and cable networks across the United States.
Mr Gibbons and Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe were on the show promoting the launch of Ifest Boston, a promotional event for Irish tourism in Boston.
Co-presenter Mike Horn asked the question. Mr Gibbons decided not to offer him a history or geography lesson, but instead decided to focus on promoting Ireland.
“(That’s)an interesting question,” he replied. “Ireland is a destination in itself. We are encouraging people to jump into Ireland. It is very much a standalone destination.”
A 1916-2016 promotional video.
Spaghetti Hoop writes:
Not a mention of the rebellion leaders and participators that were executed or wounded or the lives, widowed wives, poetry and legacy. No mention of The Citizen Army, the IRB, The Nation, Cumann na mBan, Home Rule, Redmond, Kilmainham, Shefflin, Kevin Barry, Austin Stack, Roger Casement, the previous rebellions of 1798, Parnell, Wolfe Tone etc.
This IS the “Gathering Part II” as feared by our historians. The people that put this together have been given a brief that is so far removed from the 1916 Rebellion that allowed it to be made it into a faux-bollywood movie all about making MONEY. Jay-sus. I really had hopes.