A Limerick A Day


Victoria Road, Killiney, County Dublin last Monday

Can any true patriot blame
Those who cleanse our colonial shame?
These men will not cease
Until we’re at peace
In a land where the streets have no name.

John Moynes

Previously: You May be Amused

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26 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Clampers Outside!

    “cleanse our colonial shame?”

    Our shame for being a colony? Are you for fuppin’ real or wha’? Get a grip, “shame” me hoop!

    (Is ‘shame’ supposed to link back to the broadsheet story ‘you may be amused’ or was it supposed to go to an external link? Those links are usually external)

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Ah, don’t get yer panties in a wad. It’s the only -ame word that would fit there.
      Actually, it isn’t. Fame would’ve been perfect. You can have that one for free, John.

          1. mildred st meadowlark

            I’d say you could carry them off with aplomb, Clamps.

            However it’s not my opinion that matters here, rather that of the mysterious Mrs Clampers.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            i went for a swim this morning in a (borrowed) pair. curiously satisfying how they hold it all together. am considering getting my own.

            (the ones I borrowed were yellow – and vaguely transparent – which wouldn’t be my preference)

          3. Spaghetti Hoop

            Does Mrs Clampers know that you’re married to Broadsheet Clampers? Effective bigamy if you ask me.

          4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I winced at the ‘vaguely transparent’ phrase. I tried to turn it into a leering grin but it didn’t work.

          5. Cian

            “yellow – and vaguely transparent – which wouldn’t be my preference”
            I was most concerned that the problem was they were only vaguely transparent – and he would prefer something clearly transparent. [shudder]

  2. Ciara

    What I find really offensive is the momument to Victoria in Dun Laoghaire. That should be got rid of. It´s ugly as sin, and offensive as hell.

  3. Rugbyfan

    Thank you England for the gift of your language. We continue to use it after all these years…..

    1. Cian

      Thank you for the architecture that graces our cities;
      Thank you for the water infrastructure – and sorry that we haven’t upgraded it since you left.

      1. BTBarnham

        awwh the architecture…designed and built as a display of civic responsibility to be shared and enjoyed by future fringe tugging civil “servants”…try lashing up a Customs House now … you’d have to pay for the land, the labour, artisan specialists, materials …all that was basically thrown in for a plate of coddle back in that glorious era

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I love that Dublin was a blank canvas to the 18th Century architects and no expense spared. Must have been deadly to watch it all take shape.

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