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Ireland - Presidential election

#61
#63
which side of the Liffey is the Aras again?
Northside is a state of mind, not necessarily a geographical location. The presence of the Viceregal Lodge simply lends some class to the proletarian suburbs.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#67
that he’ll probably spend the next four weeks just posting pics of himself and his two massive dogs on social media “and still coast this fúcking thing”.
Are we having a father ted/Dougal moment now? Surely they are close and he is far away!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#68
Ive only ever been (legally) to Stillorgan, it felt odd not like Dublin, Belfast more like Swansea.
 
#69
An Aras bandit as someone put it on Reddit.

It's kind of adorable that a random person was able to drive into the Presidential residence, have a chat with the main man in his office and then went away about his or her business. As he is an Incredible President Michael D. would of course have neutralised any threat with his laser eyes.
 
#72
An Aras bandit as someone put it on Reddit.

It's kind of adorable that a random person was able to drive into the Presidential residence, have a chat with the main man in his office and then went away about his or her business. As he is an Incredible President Michael D. would of course have neutralised any threat with his laser eyes.
It isn’t exactly an overtly secure location unless there is an event on.

Shallow ditch and a low stone wall
 

overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
#73
There was a time when Ireland was keen to leave an unwanted union (a brief period from 1100 to 1921). Surely the Irish understand Brexit, given that?
The Irish bless em, what really did upset them, and something that they find completely unforgivable was the 'absentee landlords' the landlords left Ireland to fight the Napoleonic wars. The Lordships often used to go to church on Sunday mornings, riding in 'pony and trap' or sometimes on foot. Their absence took away the Irish Sunday morning sport of shooting them through the hedgerows...something the sport loving Irish have never ever forgiven us for!
 
#74
The Irish bless em, what really did upset them, and something that they find completely unforgivable was the 'absentee landlords' the landlords left Ireland to fight the Napoleonic wars. The Lordships often used to go to church on Sunday mornings, riding in 'pony and trap' or sometimes on foot. Their absence took away the Irish Sunday morning sport of shooting them through the hedgerows...something the sport loving Irish have never ever forgiven us for!
You were on it early last night,:)
 
#75
The Irish bless em, what really did upset them, and something that they find completely unforgivable was the 'absentee landlords' the landlords left Ireland to fight the Napoleonic wars. The Lordships often used to go to church on Sunday mornings, riding in 'pony and trap' or sometimes on foot. Their absence took away the Irish Sunday morning sport of shooting them through the hedgerows...something the sport loving Irish have never ever forgiven us for!
It was good practice for going off to fight in the Napoleonic wars. The Sunday morning sport wouldn't have been great anyway since the enlisted personnel were frequently Irish as well.
 
#79
Absolutely true, many of them long serving officers!
By the way, a landlord who went off to fight in a war wasn't an absentee landlord as such. Absentee landlords were those who lived in England and who never visited their Irish estates.
 

overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
#80
By the way, a landlord who went off to fight in a war wasn't an absentee landlord as such. Absentee landlords were those who lived in England and who never visited their Irish estates.
There would be a hundred reasons for being 'absent' , also travel wasn't that easy in those days, being absent was not so much of a problem as the 'evictions' often without reason or warning. I am not sure of the reasons for that?
 

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