HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY, ALL YOU PADDYS OUT THERE.

#2
bovvyblonde said:
Have a good'un! :blowkiss:
Thanks!

Thermals on for the shamrock parade. Snow forecast for Sunday.

Why did St. P. drive all the good weather out of Ireland, along with the snakes?!
 
#4
Watching the rugby and drowning the shamrock today! And yes, I know it's not big or clever, but in honour of our patron saint, I fully intend to get so full I won't even be able to bite me own finger. I do have a signed leave pass from her indoors. Funny how I've never felt as Irish as what I did when I was in the British Army tho. Anyhoo, happy St Pats to all of you. Have a Guinness, or indeed whatever else agrees with you, on me. Faugh a ballagh!!
Slainte,
Foggy :thumright:
 
#5
bovvyblonde said:
Have a good'un! :blowkiss: What are you all doing to celebrate on this Saturday 17th March 2007?

Cheers bovvy!
I will be having a few pints of the black stuff but I will also be saying a silent prayer for our lads who cant be with us.
Slangea!



(crap Irish spelling)
 
#6
foggy_balla said:
Watching the rugby and drowning the shamrock today! And yes, I know it's not big or clever, but in honour of our patron saint, I fully intend to get so full I won't even be able to bite me own finger. I do have a signed leave pass from her indoors. Funny how I've never felt as Irish as what I did when I was in the British Army tho. Anyhoo, happy St Pats to all of you. Have a Guinness, or indeed whatever else agrees with you, on me. Faugh a ballagh!!
Slainte,
Foggy :thumright:
Faugh a ballagh

A few Guiness & a full Ulster...
 
#7
spike7451 said:
bovvyblonde said:
Have a good'un! :blowkiss: What are you all doing to celebrate on this Saturday 17th March 2007?

Cheers bovvy!
I will be having a few pints of the black stuff but I will also be saying a silent prayer for our lads who cant be with us.
Slangea!



(crap Irish spelling)
Laughter and drinks for those who can be with us - a prayer for those who once were.

Faugh-a-Ballagh!
 
#8
Sorry, I'm not Irish, (though I have an Irish forename, followed by a Jewish surname ...... yeah, Seamus Cohen ...... you guessed it). So can someone tell me what "Faugh-a Ballagh" means. Thanks.
 
#10
bovvyblonde said:
So can someone tell me what "Faugh-a Ballagh" means. Thanks.
Just got this from Google.

Faugh a Ballagh is an Irish phrase that loosely translated means "clear the way". The true spelling of the phrase is "fág an bealach", but it was desguised and semi-anglified for reasons that are not entirely known. It was first used with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1798.

It was also popularised outside of Ireland by the Irish Brigade, namely the Fighting 69th - 69th New York Volunteer Infantry (NYVI), 63rd NYVI & 88th NYVI and then later along with the 116th Pennsylvania and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which fought in the American Civil War. The origin of its use there is still disputed. It was also adopted by the 55th Battalion of the Australian 5th Division (World War I) during the First World War.

Since then it has appeared rather infrequently in spoken language but has enjoyed some popularity while being printed on mugs, t-shirts, etc.

Historian and musician Derek Warfield released a book and companion CD entitled "Clear the Way", dealing with the history of the 69th Regiment.
 
#11
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
My 700th post. I was saving it, but, fcuking hell ........ does this happen with this fcuking troll every night. :frustrated:
 
#12
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
Chubb, you're a cunt,
I wish you were dead,
I'll hit you with something blunt,
so your head leaks something red.
~Flashy Blessing
 
#13
benloyal said:
bovvyblonde said:
So can someone tell me what "Faugh-a Ballagh" means. Thanks.
Just got this from Google.

Faugh a Ballagh is an Irish phrase that loosely translated means "clear the way". The true spelling of the phrase is "fág an bealach", but it was desguised and semi-anglified for reasons that are not entirely known. It was first used with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1798.

It was also popularised outside of Ireland by the Irish Brigade, namely the Fighting 69th - 69th New York Volunteer Infantry (NYVI), 63rd NYVI & 88th NYVI and then later along with the 116th Pennsylvania and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which fought in the American Civil War. The origin of its use there is still disputed. It was also adopted by the 55th Battalion of the Australian 5th Division (World War I) during the First World War.

Since then it has appeared rather infrequently in spoken language but has enjoyed some popularity while being printed on mugs, t-shirts, etc.

Historian and musician Derek Warfield released a book and companion CD entitled "Clear the Way", dealing with the history of the 69th Regiment.
Oh, thank you everso much. I was aware that I could do a Google search, but preferred to "hear" it from someone Irish. So it has military as well as Irish connotations? Thanks.
 

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#14
Proword NOWAH:

Faugh-a-Ballagh (or fág an bealach) means "Clear the way."

It's been the battle cry of a number of units, including the Royal Irish Rangers and (I'm led to believe,) the Connaught Rangers.








Bugger !
Getting slow in my dotage.
 
#15
The Lord Flasheart said:
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
Chubb, you're a cunt,
I wish you were dead,
I'll hit you with something blunt,
so your head leaks something red.
~Flashy Blessing
I gather you must have tried ignoring it?
 
#16
From what I can see in my local pub most of the Irish appear to be in Cheltenham and surrounding hostelries, and euros are suddenly being accepted over the bar (if you can get to it).
Judging by the state of some of them I think St Paddy's day started on Tuesday and is gonna run to Sunday
:thumright:
 
#17
bovvyblonde said:
The Lord Flasheart said:
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
Chubb, you're a cunt,
I wish you were dead,
I'll hit you with something blunt,
so your head leaks something red.
~Flashy Blessing
I gather you must have tried ignoring it?

Yep, but only for about two years. I have no patience. Did I tell you she was one of the reasons why I binned being a moderator?

Anyway. Happy St Paddy's day. Wake me up on Monday please. I'll be in a ditch somewhere no doubt.
 
#18
The Lord Flasheart said:
bovvyblonde said:
The Lord Flasheart said:
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
Chubb, you're a cunt,
I wish you were dead,
I'll hit you with something blunt,
so your head leaks something red.
~Flashy Blessing
I gather you must have tried ignoring it?

Yep, but only for about two years. I have no patience. Did I tell you she was one of the reasons why I binned being a moderator?

Anyway. Happy St Paddy's day. Wake me up on Monday please. I'll be in a ditch somewhere no doubt.
Yeah, but the word on the ground (or whatever the saying is) is that you used to have quite a lot of patience. Oh, I have no knowledge of the mod stuff (before my time ...... though, maybe I seem to have been here forever). Happy St. Paddy's, Flash. You might find me in that ditch with you, only I have to drive to Aldershot tomorrow evening, to collect my Mother's Day Card ..... and Sunday lunch.
 
#19
warrant said:
Sorry i am not Irish but happy St Patricks Day
Not Oirish? you're not even human you chromosomally challenged throwback.
 
#20
A very happy and merry St. Patricks day 2 u all. But not if ur a yank. stop pretending u belong to the irish, and the rest of the world coming 2 think if it. Up the Royal Irish, wots left of it. Clear the way! theres lovely guinness with stupid green food dye 2 b drunk soon.
 

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