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Moogie

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  1. Very interesting stuff. Imagine not asking for a permit to have a parade! They were wild boys back then.
  2. We'll get him to Murloch Bay yet.
  3. Were you there?
  4. I don't think it necessarily lends much credence to the Bardic theory as there were a multitude of reasons why people left the land in that century. The Plantations forced many out. Then there would have been survivors and followers of the various armies that crisscrossed the country. Bands of travelling mercenaries would have been common and with them would have come their families and retainers etc. There were also people who lived a semi nomadic life following huge herds of cattle around and they would have been left landless and lord-less following the collapse of the Gaelic system and the taking of the land by the English and Scots. Later in the century you had the Confederate Wars and this,again, would have pushed people off the land. The famine, disease and general ethnic cleansing that came with Cromwell I'm sure played a significant part too. At the end of the 1600s you had the Williamite wars which resulted in people being displaced, the flight of the Wild Geese leaving their womenfolk behind unsupported and the dispossession of Catholics of their land.
  5. I don't think anyone would have done any differently if they were in Truman's shoes. He was offered a super weapon that would mean that the USA wouldn't have to try to take mainland Japan. After Iwo Jima and Okinawa it was obvious that the Japanese would fight to the end unless ordered to surrender by their emperor who they still considered divine..
  6. How do you think that would have ended? For me his success were that he shot some counter revolutionaries. His failures were that he did not shoot more counter revolutionaries.
  7. For anyone interested, I was in Chapters bookshop on Wednesday and saw a signed copy of Robert Kee's The Laurel and the Ivy in hardback for €20 in the second hand section.
  8. If only Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill had lived to meet him in battle.
  9. And did she? go on, I know what you Armagh ones are like for the gossip.
  10. "Rememberance" isn't a word, you might want to change the poster.
  11. Sods of turf soaked in paraffin? That's ingenious.
  12. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh and Joe O'Neill took part in the demonstration the last time Willie brought his UVF apologists down with him. That's good enough for me.
  13. No it is not and that attitude reeks of ignorance. Easter Saturday is the Saturday after Easter Sunday. Just because you don't like using the obviously religious title of Holy Saturday does not mean that that is the correct name for that day in the religious calendar. After all Easter itself is a religious feast day and we use the names Easter Sunday and Easter Monday correctly. If Republicans held commemorations around Ramadan and you were having one on the eve of Ramadan but advertised it for the 6th day instead that would not be right either. If you don't want to use the religious names for these days then why don't you just use the dates instead?
  14. This is one of my pet peeves and it crops up every year. Easter Saturday is the Saturday after Easter Sunday. Holy Saturday is the day before. Sorry for the derail.