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(Herald Tribune (SW Florida))   "Seamus, let's build a four-lane highway through that beautiful green valley where we buried 140 of our ancient kings." "Jaysus, that's a good idea, Pat"   (iht.com) divider line 60
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2005-02-01 10:29:26 AM
Article is useless without pics.

Like the site design, though.

-hC
 
2005-02-01 10:39:53 AM
Ask and ye shall receive:

http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/tara/index.html
 
2005-02-01 11:24:56 AM


Brilliant!
 
2005-02-01 11:51:39 AM
what, do irish engineers draft their plans at the pub?
 
2005-02-01 12:55:23 PM
And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all of that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freeeewayyyyys!

/Scott nothin'
 
2005-02-01 01:50:00 PM
hyperactiveChipmunk: Article is useless without pics.

www.knowth.com - Its a guide to the whole area including lots of cool pics.

If this motorway does go ahead it will be an awful shame, the passage graves were built in 3200bc and are older than stonehenge or the pyramids of egypt, god knows what else hasn't been uncovered yet by archeologists.

Newgrange, built 3200bc, the passage is lit by the sun only during winter solstice every year.

There has been an awful outcry over these plans here so hopefully it won't go ahead.

And please people at least *try* to make the drunk jokes that are sure to follow at least somewhat original.
 
2005-02-01 02:29:16 PM
If they do it right, they might be able to develop a few strip malls and fast food joints too.
 
F42
2005-02-01 02:29:39 PM
Damn Vogons!
 
2005-02-01 02:29:54 PM
But what do the Plain People of Ireland think?

/na Gopaleen
 
2005-02-01 02:30:30 PM
What seems to be left out a lot, though, is that the road goes around the site.
 
2005-02-01 02:32:17 PM


/...we don't want the Irish!
 
2005-02-01 02:32:37 PM
urban sprawl-ubran sprawl
eat you all-eat you all
take your land and your soul
make your country toilet bowl

yea yea yea
 
2005-02-01 02:35:53 PM
The scale of the picture doesn't do it justice, but those rings are actaully as tall as a man. Wicked cool place.




From ground level:

 
2005-02-01 02:38:52 PM
albo: what, do irish engineers draft their plans at the pub?

If you had said draught instead of draft that would have been almost funny.
 
2005-02-01 02:39:32 PM
eggrolls: but those rings are actaully as tall as a man.

Nice boobies!
 
2005-02-01 02:39:39 PM
What seems to be left out a lot, though, is that the road goes around the site.

Yeah, about a mile and a half away. Close enough to see, hear, and smell.The British finally wised up and are moving the road that cuts right by Stonehenge, why can't the Irish gov't do the same?
 
2005-02-01 02:40:41 PM
Ill cut the bastard who runs a road through the place of my future one world empire's capital. It's where im gonna stash the worlds supply of Killian's...

/The irish are coming. Hide your liquor and woman.
//sad that liquor comes first
///you can beat your wife but you can't beat a pint
 
2005-02-01 02:41:04 PM
McMc

You have officially ruined that picture for me forever.

And you owe a new keyboard.

/mmmmm...ancient Celtic boobies...
 
2005-02-01 02:42:41 PM
 
2005-02-01 02:45:12 PM
Have they not seen Poltergeist?
 
2005-02-01 02:46:02 PM


(snicker)
 
2005-02-01 02:48:46 PM
Tim Shandy stepped into the Warm Spoon, a popular Galway tavern.
To Mike Callahan, the barkeep, Shandy said "Mike, I'll be havin' three whiskeys."

Callahan set up three glasses and began to pour. "Now, Timothy, it's not the usual thing for you to ask for three whiskeys. It's celebratin', you are."

"Ahh, ye know me too well, Michael, ye do. Truth, and I'm celebrating me first blow job."

Callahan smiled benevolently and set a fourth glass on the bar. "Now, that's special," he said. "For an old customer like y'rself, here's a fourth on the house, so I may be sharin' your celebration with you."

Shandy shook his head, and replied "'Tis verra kind of ye, Michael, but I'm thinkin' if three won't get rid of the taste, four won't either."

/I'm Irish - I can tell jokes like this
 
2005-02-01 02:55:22 PM
So the sites will be excavated, documented, and stored.

Ahem.

"IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!!"
 
2005-02-01 02:58:31 PM
Two Irishmen walk into a bar.

The End.

/family's from County Cork :p
 
2005-02-01 02:59:20 PM
JRDobbs
"IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!!"

SO DO YOU!

/nice one, can't wait for the 4th one
 
2005-02-01 03:00:51 PM
Bono will surely have a new "cause celebre" in 1, 2, 3, 14 ...

/Likey the archaeology, hatey the Bono
 
2005-02-01 03:03:00 PM
We have an Irish saint in the family who was born in County Meath. What was left of him, after the English "taught him who was boss", are enshrined at Drogheda. Sigh.

/obligatory American with Irish roots post
 
2005-02-01 03:03:23 PM
Good one, Vertical_vorticity.
 
2005-02-01 03:08:53 PM
I hear Irish sex is like trying to put a marshmallow in a coin slot.
 
2005-02-01 03:09:30 PM

"I'll never give up Tara."
 
2005-02-01 03:09:56 PM
Farker Vertical_vorticity wrote --
Bono will surely have a new "cause celebre" in 1, 2, 3, 14 ... /Likey the archaeology, hatey the Bono


An efficient, double zing!

/Likey the arch'gy & the Bono, lovey your comment.
 
2005-02-01 03:13:32 PM
"...Ireland, much wealthier after the economic boom that transformed it into the 'Celtic Tiger,' had lost touch..."

When did Ireland become known as the Celtic Tiger?



/Celtic Tiger, kind of cool kind of gay
//just weird sounding
 
2005-02-01 03:18:11 PM
Ahhh, a rich archeological record. Seems like someone over there in the British Isles digs up something interesting everytime they plant a new rosebush. If it isn't some new mile house on Hadrian's Wall, it's a pre-Roman chariot or something. If I ever make the trip over there I'm bringing a shovel.
 
2005-02-01 03:21:07 PM
The Grundler: When did Ireland become known as the Celtic Tiger?


Where have you been for the past decade or so, lad?
 
2005-02-01 03:22:06 PM
Yep I've been seeing more of this recently, this new Irish interest with construction. The "Emerald Isle" will end up looking like industrial zones of England.

And as for the Plain People of Ireland, I'm hopin' that common sense prevails, begob. If the worst comes to the worst then someone will have to call The Brother. He's yer man, faith.

/long live Jams O'Donnell!
 
2005-02-01 03:22:33 PM
Vertical_vorticity: Bono will surely have a new "cause celebre" in 1, 2, 3, 14

that song angers me, i can't even get past the intro without exploding into a rage. it sounds like they were making a song about mexico but wanted to use a V word

hello hello, hola, i'm in a place called mexico
 
2005-02-01 03:26:26 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

I hear Irish sex is like trying to put a marshmallow in a coin slot.

Irish foreplay:

"Careful, Brigid, I don't know how big this thing gets..."
 
2005-02-01 03:32:09 PM
Sometimes the legacies of kings must be crushed under the bloody boot of progress.

/or something of that nature.
 
2005-02-01 04:00:07 PM
Looking forward to stories of the ghosts of Finn Macool and Brian Boru interfering with the construction.
 
2005-02-01 04:20:06 PM
TheDumbBlonde wrote:
We have an Irish saint in the family who was born in County Meath. What was left of him, after the English "taught him who was boss", are enshrined at Drogheda. Sigh.

You must be speaking of Saint Oliver Plunkett. I've visited St. Peter's in Drogheda and seen his remains (which is precisely his head) enshrined. Quite a moving experience. You really should go and see it for yourself...

But if you can't, here you go.

From another American of Irish ancestry...
 
2005-02-01 04:31:50 PM
Cormee:

Newgrange, built 3200bc, the passage is lit by the sun only during winter solstice every year.


Just came across my old ticket stub for Newgrange -- man, they better NOT pave over all that. Heck, I was named after the last High King of Ireland!

BTW, Cor, if you see my cousins Garrett Keogh or Conor MacPherson, tell them I said "hello".
 
2005-02-01 04:34:13 PM
On the "Celtic Tiger":

I first visited Ireland in the summer of 1992. At that time, even Dublin seemed much more like a small town to me than the capital of a nation. Traffic was no problem, and I was surprised to see so few cars in a city of so many people. As Americans, we were almost a novelty or sorts, always being sought out at the pubs, with pints pressed into our hands just for a bit of conversation. I hate to use the word "quaint", but that's the word that keeps coming to mind.

Then came the economic boom of the 1990s, the "Celtic Tiger" that changed the country.

I went back in the summer of 2001 and found Dublin much more of a 'big city', full of cars, including SUVs (how they get those down some of the Dublin side streets and alleys, I'll never know), fast-food joints, malls and strip-malls. The economic turn-around brought so much new wealth into a country that desperately needed it. In the pubs, the folks were still friendly, but we didn't seem to be as much of a novelty as before. Things had become much more cosmopolitan, more worldly. It was astounding to see such a change in less than a decade.

To quote W.B. Yeats, "All changed, changed utterly"
 
2005-02-01 04:57:16 PM
AlrightGuy: It does sound like they needed the money, but your post still makes me hugely depressed.
Can't we subsidize the Irish for... being Irish?
 
2005-02-01 05:34:02 PM
mr drummond would suggest they build it over top the burial grounds
 
2005-02-01 05:43:30 PM
AlrightGuy

You must be speaking of Saint Oliver Plunkett. I've visited St. Peter's in Drogheda and seen his remains (which is precisely his head) enshrined. Quite a moving experience. You really should go and see it for yourself...

A moving experience? A manky experience more like. The head looks like a hairy roasted coffee bean with teeth. Of course the atmosphere probably isnt helped by the fact that Drogheda is the arsehole of the universe.........

/lives near Drogheda
 
2005-02-01 06:08:13 PM
Headline would have been funnier if Pat would have said "Brilliant!"
 
2005-02-01 06:18:11 PM
I am married to a Druid and if someone tries to pave over that area, I hope all the ancient gods of Ireland rise up and smite them.

In response to the marshmallow comment, I find that Irishmen make the best lovers.
 
2005-02-01 06:41:36 PM
Possibly Sideways
Of course the atmosphere probably isnt helped by the fact that Drogheda is the arsehole of the universe...

Drogheda is merely the back of the sack of the universe. Dundalk is the arsehole.

And Plunkett's head always reminded me of a potato you'd see on Ebay.
 
2005-02-01 07:01:57 PM
Tara's mound? I thought it was already disfigured enough?

 
2005-02-01 07:05:47 PM
shadowfire: I am married to a Druid

But does he look Druish?
 
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