St. Kevin’s Church on the South Circular Road, Dublin today
Rory Tangney writes:
The original paint job from the 19th century was painstakingly recreated this Summer by Don and Robin Knox and their team. I had the privilege of working with them on it. The scaffolding is on its way down…
Tall ships at the North Quay in Drogheda, Co Louth in the late 19th century, including existential potential stowaway.
Also: blummin’ potholes.
Thanks Irish Archaeology via National Library of Ireland
The Profanisaurus of its day.
From Project Gutenberg’s free to browse online copy of ‘1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue’ by Captain Francis Grose. Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing selected the beauts above.
Then – bearing in mind that this is the language of the early 19th century British underworld – there’s the ‘Irish’ section:
See the whole filthy thing here, you clumpish fribble.