Unboxing 2000


On New Year’s Eve…

Art McCarrick tweeted:

This was put in our attic 20 years ago after a millennium party and it’s getting opened tonight!

Art added…

It’s open!

Remember these? Forgot how big the pound and 50p pieces were!

Remember these? Forgot how big the pound and 50p pieces were!

Papers continued. Conor Cruise O’Brien and Andrea Corr an unlikely pairing!

Here’s one for [Alan Kinsella], a double sided Pat the Cope €/£ converter card!

One from the Autocar archives!

The Christmas shopping receipt, a tax disc for a 1.9 SDI VW Polo and a parking disc!

As you might have guessed, that wasn’t Powers in there, it was Poitín, made by a neighbour who is sadly no longer with us. Funny what happens in 20 years. We reckon it’s 60% and we’re drinking it.

Everyone who was at the party and was U18 did one of these pages and submitted it, here’s mine. Keep your ambitions modest and you won’t be disappointed kids 😂

Everyone who was there that night, all with us still bar 1, RIP Mai Quinn.

Photos! Spent most of the turn of the millennium playing 4 player Crash Team Racing with the neighbours it seems!

We just scratched it, not a winner! And that’s it, happy new year!

In fairness.

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11 thoughts on “Unboxing 2000

  1. Truth in the News

    Perhaps the “Poitin” folklore should have had a special page in the New Version of
    the “Windings of the Moy” by Pat McCarrick, one wonders how CCB never got an MBE
    Madam Corr did, yet when the crash came his house in Howth went too, Perhaps “Surlis”
    will charge 2k prices wihen ALDI come to Town

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Very good. The boy’s bedroom is classic. Now you can play with the neighbours without them being present.

  3. Liam Deliverance

    Wow, that is brilliant, thanks very much for sharing, 2000 doesn’t seem such a long time ago, love that favourite singer is Dad and love the nod to Bertie Fisher, he is a legend. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. Ringsend Incinerator

    Brilliant! Can we have more “Yesteryear’s Papers” please (apologies to Ben Bradlee)? “Tomorrow’s Papers” is usually a load of old bolloques.

    Y2K, Andrea Corr and Conor Cruise-O’Brien… jayz…

  5. Slightly Bemused

    Wow! That was fantastic, and great memories. Thank you for sharing this.

    To be fair, Andrea Corr today looks like she has not aged a bit since then.

    And though I did not know her, RIP Mai Quinn

  6. f_lawless

    It really gives us a glimpse into what life must have been like for Ireland’s inhabitants during that era. It appears that back then there wasn’t the same stigma attached to large age-gap relationships as observed by the ‘Cruiser-Corr’ partnership. It’s also notable that all the coinage from that period was adorned with depictions of various animals. Perhaps indicative of a paganistic society? Drugs obviously played an important role – ‘John Player’ tobacco is the most prominent feature on one newspaper cover, while on the back ‘Roche’ looks triumphant after he is “named in drug investigation”.

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