Keeping Her Lit


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Last night.

In Cork city.

It was Bonna Night.

Paddy O’Shea, of Norries from Cork, writes:

These four confident kids on Kilmore Road, in Knocknaheeny, built their own fire and were proud as punch.


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Paddy adds:

Residents of Glen Heights with their communal bonfire (top). They arranged their own wardens and controlled it. This was probably the biggest fire, hitting about 20 feet at its peak. Above are two residents of Knocknaheeny posing with a shoe they found to throw into the fire.


Thanks Paddy

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34 thoughts on “Keeping Her Lit

  1. Gah!

    Posing with a shoe that will give off toxic fumes when on fire, along with God knows what else they threw on the fire. Ridiculous.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      “posing with a shoe they found to throw into the fire”

      I mean… that sentence sums it up, really, doesn’t it?

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      That’s the dream. Living on Tanora and Barry’s Tea and Black Pud and donkey gudge with all the other feens and beors.

      1. Frilly Keane

        Ah I’d love a slab of Gudge

        An’ don’t leave out Thoma BreadBodice , Drisheen, or Skirts the next time ‘ithr

        1. Frilly Keane

          A Chester for me
          But that doesn’t mean we’d say no if offered a square a’ Donkey’s Gudge or Donkey’s Wedding Cake if you’re from Klanky Tang

  2. Waddy Dilson

    Feel like I need a hot brandy by an open fire from just looking at those pictures.
    Eugh … I feel povo from looking at them.

  3. St. John Smythe

    A lot of people coming from or going to sport meeting or their exercise routines, but the looks of it.

  4. Nigel

    Trash fire full of poison on the streets, trash fire full of poison in the comments. As above so below.

  5. Frilly Keane

    Bonna as in Bonna Night
    23rd June
    Is Cork for Bonfire

    Btw Paddy, that photo from Knocka is gorgeous
    ‘hope it gets picked up for ya

    1. Yep

      Get over yourself. There were kids down the mines for decades and some lived long healthy lives.

      Vast majority died young of respiratory complications but that is not the point. It’s only a little bonfire FFS.

  6. Tish Mahorey

    Oh look, the underclass. Let’s patronise them by reinforcing their stereotypes and never ever ask the question…. Why does this deprivation exist in a wealthy country?

    1. Yep

      Well maybe if they stopped burning their footwear Tish, they could simply pull themselves up by their bootstraps

  7. Mulder

    What a bonfire in June, no hoodies, no boozing, no fighting, no ambulances and no fire brigade.

  8. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    For Fathering Sunday, please give the Golden Discs voucher to… someone who doesn’t ask that snooze-boring fupping song again.
    As a matter of fact, now that it’s won will you please stop people from asking for it again, please? That would seem cool.

    I hate that song.
    It makes me fall asleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    No, I’m awake…

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