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Title: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: T Fearon on November 22, 2017, 08:18:28 AM
http://www.highlandradio.com/2017/11/21/donegal-would-benefit-from-joining-uk-lord-kilclooney/
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Post by: seafoid on November 22, 2017, 09:41:47 AM
It would tip the Taig content beyond 50%. Well beyond it. Rossnowlagh is not worth the effort. Unless the Taigs took over and all Unionists were forced to call their first son Dubhaltach. 
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Post by: Rossfan on November 22, 2017, 09:43:07 AM
Fearon and Taylor need to take their tablets!!
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Post by: T Fearon on November 22, 2017, 09:45:51 AM
I find John Taylor funny.He once said of Ian Paisley ranting that you just need to let it go for five minutes as he always runs out of steam at that point! 😂.

Still capable of winding people up at 80 years of age!
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Post by: mouview on November 22, 2017, 10:22:32 AM
Has the time finally come for the South to invade the benighted North, drive out the Sassenach and put the place out of it's misery? It would solve one of the mainland's biggest Brexit problems in a stroke and be doing a huge favour to No. 10.
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Post by: ashman on November 22, 2017, 10:23:05 AM
Baron Kilclooney is some WUM .
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Post by: seafoid on November 22, 2017, 10:30:16 AM
It must be fake news. Lord Looney would spell it Donegall
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Post by: T Fearon on November 22, 2017, 11:07:17 AM
Does the good Lord not own a lot of free state local and regional newspapers,via his Alpha group.I also heard him say years ago,he was a close friend of Brian Mc Eniff and has used his hospitality outlets on many occasions,and likes to see Donegal do well on the GAA front.

He is far from the worst I can tell you. When his kids were small and wanted more pocket money they had to set up an appointment with him in his office at home,during which they had to fully justify their request upon which he would make a decision! 😂.Seriously.
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Post by: Denn Forever on November 22, 2017, 11:49:19 AM
The only plus side would be those people who have to travel to Dublin for Consultant outpatient visits.
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Post by: J70 on November 22, 2017, 11:50:33 AM
Not saying his solution is in any way feasible, but he has certainly identified a problem with Donegal being the forgotten county by Irish governments over the years.
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Post by: ashman on November 22, 2017, 12:00:40 PM
Does the good Lord not own a lot of free state local and regional newspapers,via his Alpha group.I also heard him say years ago,he was a close friend of Brian Mc Eniff and has used his hospitality outlets on many occasions,and likes to see Donegal do well on the GAA front.

He is far from the worst I can tell you. When his kids were small and wanted more pocket money they had to set up an appointment with him in his office at home,during which they had to fully justify their request upon which he would make a decision! 😂.Seriously.

A county team going well is good for local newspapers .   I am sure Baron Kilclooney will be a good supporter of teams where he has a commercial interest .
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: Rossfan on November 22, 2017, 12:58:40 PM
Why are all ye Nationalists not calling that man by his real name -John Taylor???
Leave the feudal nonsense to th'other crowd.
J70 Donegal is one of about 20 Counties forgotten by successive DUBLIN Governments.
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: J70 on November 22, 2017, 02:08:26 PM
How often do you hear of people visiting Ireland and doing the circuit from Dublin to Kerry to Galway and back? The government has traditionally done little to promote Donegal as a tourist destination, whether it’s through simple access issues via road/rail or advertising or whatever. We’re slightly trendy now due to attention from international off-the-beaten-track-type hype and Star Wars, but how long will that last? Even during the height of the Celtic Tiger, unemployment was still high there. The border fucked Donegal for decades.
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Post by: lurganblue on November 22, 2017, 02:11:11 PM
No doubt he has a mobile in Dunfanaghy
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Post by: bennydorano on November 22, 2017, 03:20:10 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.
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Post by: rosnarun on November 22, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.

sounds fair enough, or just take donegal  inishown anyway they're not sure what country they are in up there
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Post by: gallsman on November 22, 2017, 03:45:37 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.

Yeah, what he means is that he would have liked the proddy bits of Donegal (and North Monaghan) and not South Armagh and West Tyrone areas overrun with Fenians
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Post by: bennydorano on November 22, 2017, 03:52:48 PM
Yip
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Post by: Syferus on November 22, 2017, 04:11:40 PM
How often do you hear of people visiting Ireland and doing the circuit from Dublin to Kerry to Galway and back? The government has traditionally done little to promote Donegal as a tourist destination, whether it’s through simple access issues via road/rail or advertising or whatever. We’re slightly trendy now due to attention from international off-the-beaten-track-type hype and Star Wars, but how long will that last? Even during the height of the Celtic Tiger, unemployment was still high there. The border fucked Donegal for decades.

Don't ruin it. Donegal is one the best places in the country for a weekend away.

Once you get past Cliffony on the N15 you may as well be entering another world. It's as unique a landscape as anything in the Burren or the King of Kerry but with far less Disneyification of everything else.
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Post by: Farrandeelin on November 22, 2017, 08:00:38 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.

Yeah, what he means is that he would have liked the proddy bits of Donegal (and North Monaghan) and not South Armagh and West Tyrone areas overrun with Fenians

Where were the main centres of Protestantism in Donegal pre-partition?
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: Rossfan on November 22, 2017, 08:18:51 PM
The good land  parts !!
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Post by: johnneycool on November 23, 2017, 01:26:51 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.

Yeah, what he means is that he would have liked the proddy bits of Donegal (and North Monaghan) and not South Armagh and West Tyrone areas overrun with Fenians

Where were the main centres of Protestantism in Donegal pre-partition?

Knew a lad from Lifford of the Protestant variety, farming stock which was no surprise. Sound lad.
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Post by: J70 on November 23, 2017, 02:46:18 PM
The good land  parts !!

Big time. Definitely the case in south Donegal where I’m from.
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Post by: armaghniac on November 23, 2017, 03:08:02 PM

Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: J70 on November 23, 2017, 06:25:48 PM



Yep. Overlay land suitability for hill walking/sheep farming versus dairy and even arable farming and the point is driven home.
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Post by: Itchy on November 23, 2017, 07:56:28 PM
Is he the guy that was shot in the head a number of times and didn't die? Only one explanation for that.
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Post by: Minder on November 23, 2017, 09:07:26 PM
Taylor in a bit of bother tonight, referring to Varadkar as “the Indian”......
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Post by: GJL on November 23, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
Taylor in a bit of bother tonight, referring to Varadkar as “the Indian”......

Lol. Someone should take him back to the old people's home 
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: Rois on November 23, 2017, 09:55:05 PM
Taylor has often talked about Donegal, I can recall reading an article where he'd said he'd far rather have taken Donegal in Partition and left parts of Tyrone and Armagh to the Free State.

Yeah, what he means is that he would have liked the proddy bits of Donegal (and North Monaghan) and not South Armagh and West Tyrone areas overrun with Fenians

Where were the main centres of Protestantism in Donegal pre-partition?
Raphoe still is - the Strabane Weekly is the "other" paper and covers that part of Donegal.
Off to Fundoran tomorrow (like half of Tyrone I'd say) and looking fwd to a few nights in the Great Northern!
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Post by: Boycey on November 23, 2017, 11:31:22 PM
Mr Taylor doing some serious backtracking on Twitter. A ridiculous thing to say in fairness, his excuse is pretty lame too.
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Post by: rosnarun on November 24, 2017, 11:36:54 AM
Mr Taylor doing some serious backtracking on Twitter. A ridiculous thing to say in fairness, his excuse is pretty lame too.
hes nearly 80 and a multi millionare  so he doesn't really give a shit. unless some one would the lord out of Lord Kilclooney
he would he them be johnny Kilclooney?
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: Boycey on November 26, 2017, 07:12:21 PM
John boy is in good form this evening..

https://twitter.com/kilclooneyjohn/status/934859257182343171
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 26, 2017, 09:16:58 PM
Anything Donald can do.. I can do...
Title: Re: Donegal to become part of UK?
Post by: omochain on November 27, 2017, 06:14:21 AM
Does the good Lord not own a lot of free state local and regional newspapers,via his Alpha group.I also heard him say years ago,he was a close friend of Brian Mc Eniff and has used his hospitality outlets on many occasions,and likes to see Donegal do well on the GAA front.

He is far from the worst I can tell you. When his kids were small and wanted more pocket money they had to set up an appointment with him in his office at home,during which they had to fully justify their request upon which he would make a decision! 😂.Seriously.

A county team going well is good for local newspapers .   I am sure Baron Kilclooney will be a good supporter of teams where he has a commercial interest .

 If Granemore and Ballymacnab could only get along😜... Kilclooney would have a good shot at winning the Armagh club championship.