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This morning.

Paris, France

Tess writes:

For people worried about the incredible stained glass rose windows of Notre Dame at least one has been destroyed, but the enormous one at the nave seems to be intact…


French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame after a major fire partially destroyed the Paris landmark.

Firefighters managed to save the 850-year-old Gothic building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed.

Notre-Dame fire: Macron pledges to reconstruct cathedral (BBC)

Last night: Meanwhile, In Paris


This morning

Newspaper coverage of the blaze from around the world.

Earlier: De Tuesday Papers


Paris, France.




More as we get it.

Dude, your pants.

During the Notre Dame College Football team’s parade down Dawson Street, Dublin, within the last 30 minutes.

Thanks Cormac McCann

Where it all began (St Stephen’s Green 5.15pm)…

(Pix: Oisín)

Meanwhile: bringing up the rear.

Thanks Donncha

Members of the Notre Dame College football team at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s match against Navy.

Update: those boots are a limited edition designed by Notre Dame and made by Adidas America specifically for Saturday’s match.:

Notre Dame To Wear Cleats Resembling irish Flag (USA Today)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

Some septic tanks from Notre Dame,
Are all coming here for a game,
And yet nobody knows,
The name of their foes,
Which I think is rather a shame.

John Moynes

Unless you can do better (with the same subject)?

Oh yes, it’s a Thursday ‘Rick Off.

A prize [we are currently sourcing] for the limerick judged ‘finest’.

Lines close at 1pm



The winner

The yanks are back in the auld sod
To play their football so odd
But while they’re all cheering
The locals are sneering
Cos Céad Míle Fáilte’s a fraud.


Runner Up

Though not fans of the Yanks on the whole,
This old nonsense has tickled the soul.
They’ve caught “football” fever,
And they’ll pack the Aviva,
Yet they wonder, “Who the hell is in goal?”

The Old Boy


Honourable mention

Once again, it’s the great Gary Flood,
Drawing more winning limerick blood,
They appeal to the masses,
Except for the asses,
Whom he brings down to earth with a thud…



ZipAhDeeDooDah was disqualified because Gary Flood is not a game of football between Notre Dame and Navy.

Shiela F writes:

JFK today. All check in agents wearing Notre Dame regalia [ahead of the American College football game with Navy in Dublin this weekend]. The ND fight song is being sung on transatlantic flights…this weekend is going to be something