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There's lots of crows and litter
That flew by huh?
When can we play UNO?!
I forgot about that! Soon! Very soon! get ready for the thrashing of your life!
it was a lot better than I made it sound, but those were certainly two things I noticed. Do they not have litter bins?
much everywhere. So many crows. It makes me wonder what ever happened to the crow population in England.
As for the litter - mostly in beauty spots, which spoiled it a bit
and, as for the litter? i dunno. that's mainly tourists.
I was just 'noticing'
I ate quite a lot of potatoes
Also, BBC Northern Ireland rules
instead of showing Have I Got News For You, it showed the most bizarre dating programme ever called Christine and May, or something. Fucking bizarre
There are rules meaning outsiders shouldn't watch BBC NI - it embarrasses us too much.
At least you didn't see 'hilarious' local 'sitcom' Give My Head Peace, which essentially is based on the innate hilarity of sectarian bigotry and somehow turned an irretrievably poor first series in the 1990s into a never ending saga of shiteness.
However the same 5 people are in every local comedy 'product' so it could equally be 15 other programmes based around sectarianism.
Gerry Adams-a-like is Tim McGarry.
the aforementioned 'May' is celebrity local transvestite May McFetteridge. Previously famous for being in panto every year and being a middle-aged man dressed as a 1960s Belfast housewife.
but I'm not sure it was in the way I was meant to
But I look forawrd the the inevitable 15 series.
this looks so amazing
they have a character called 'Red Hand Luke'. Amazing.
Me and Da have access to secret intelligence
Son, if you've any intelligence at all you'll kept it hid from me.
'Aye, damn right the RUC tortured me in Castlereagh
Aye, they left you alone in the dark for five minutes.
Them sit-down protests is hard work you know
Not with all the practice you get."
i'm still hurting from your neighbours spoilers last week.
Best first line describing a country I've ever heard. Even Edgar Allen Poe would have dropped it down into the second paragraph.
I'm too frightened of crows to drop it so low
I also have a mild fear of big geese. Needless to say, I haven't yet watched The Birds.
were in Kinsale it WAS exactly like The Birds. I ran away
We went to:
and spent five motherfucking days in a cottage in the middle of nowhere in Mayo. It was awesome
Apart from the crows, litter and people saying "grand" and "tanks a million"
it does. But in the sporting stakes I have decided to support Kerry as they have the same colours as Norwich
I don't understand why they are the butt of so many jokes
like supporting Norwich! Therefore you can regard me as a Kerry fan. Officially
what the fuck. you went to Dingle and you didn't get the boat out?
what the hell is wrong with you man?!!
it's a GAY DOLPHIN?!!! How could you NOT want to see it?!!!
to spend our money on fish and chips instead. Besides it was fairly late as we had spent all day reading The Guardian on the beach at Inch
you missed out. big time.
I don't even like dolphins and I enjoyed it, hungover and in the cold and rain.
I demand that you go back to Ireland and make your aquaitance with Fungi. for shame boy. for shame.
I ain't never going back
I was talking to some Australians and the first thing they mentioned when I asked them how they'd found Belfast was 'lots of litter'.
We locals must have stopped noticing.
people chuck stuff out of their car windows as well
years behind the rest of the 'west'.
as in, we have the mod cons but the crap attitude of the 80s.
I got was that Ireland is really kind of buzzing. It seems quite prosperous, and they seem to be building roads through everywhere (with the EU's money!). But seriously, it has come on a long way really quickly, but maybe some social attitudes haven't??
thing is, they're building everywhere but don't have enough people to put in them.
all the immigrants? 9% of the population now, and growing.
Jesus I'm well informed now
the new ones being built are all 'luxury' apartment buildings. which are far too expensive for anyone to afford - hence the drop in house prices (i THINK). it's... just so typical of ireland. basically.
perhaps so, but it seems Ireland has enticed all its young skilled workers back, and they are earning lots of money.
We stayed with Ana's cousin and their house was MASSIVE
Dublin seems really multicultural. It must all be a shock to the old guard in Ireland
but... i don't think attitudes have changed much really. people seem to like to forget that for the last.... couple of hundred years we've been emigrating around the world, but, if people want to move into their country, ohhhhhhh no.
so yes, what i said about being 20 years behind. they've got the money, it's all new, people bandy it about and show off. it's yuppydom at it's highest. and, also, not true throughout the whole country.
Wow we're not arguing
parks and public streets are covered in litter. SIGH.
still, as you said, Mayo rules.
badly tarmac-ed drives, in this country
people with eyebrows on their cheeks
lots of rocks
maybe it's cos y'all were too busy eating them in the middle ages? when we were eating taters still? or not actually. when were potatoes introduced to Europe? meh.