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omaghjoe

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #375 on: July 12, 2018, 12:10:45 AM »
Helicopters put me to sleep growing up! Nothing like a light shining in from their beam to keep you company! And that wasnít one night a year :o

People are made of lesser stuff nowadays!

I get a lot of choppers in LA and they bug the shit outta me.
Give me a sort of feeling of meanace/dread

They dont bother the wife tho so I often wondered is it because of their association with my youth...but being honest I think it may have more to do with Apocalypse Now

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #376 on: July 12, 2018, 12:12:20 AM »
That long way to Tipp was a British army song from WW1.
The annual knuckledragging hatefest in full swing.

Interesting to know - thanks
And so is the song "The Curragh of Kildare"

And straight I will repair - didn't know that either.
The song that Magowan upped the tempo on and produced 'White City'
"Some people say I am indecisive..... maybe I am, maybe I'm not".

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #377 on: July 12, 2018, 12:12:56 AM »
Was out in the garden there tonight and you could hear the pipe bands.
They were playing 'Its a Long Way to Tipperary' which I thought was strange,
Although the next tune sounded awful like 'Off to Dublin in the Green' - maybe its my hearing.

Pipe Bands are an altogether different kettle of fish to the flute bands.
I have to admit I quite enjoy them

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #378 on: July 12, 2018, 12:14:20 AM »
And Willie McBride?

That was written by Eric Bogle in the 1970s

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #379 on: July 12, 2018, 12:17:27 AM »
Strange to read these comments as bonfires are alien to us down in the west of the province. Used to be one in omagh years ago I think

Omagh's more central in the province is it not?

Still is one on the Hospital Road, the council try and take away the material like they do with the Halloween ones

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #380 on: July 12, 2018, 01:42:49 AM »
Strange to read these comments as bonfires are alien to us down in the west of the province. Used to be one in omagh years ago I think

Omagh's more central in the province is it not?

Still is one on the Hospital Road, the council try and take away the material like they do with the Halloween ones

you my friend are clueless!!

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #381 on: July 12, 2018, 12:59:48 PM »
Are there many orange lodges in Cavan and Monaghan ?
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #382 on: July 12, 2018, 01:04:59 PM »
That long way to Tipp was a British army song from WW1.
The annual knuckledragging hatefest in full swing.

I have heard them play minstrel boy which really confuses me. Im guessing they think its a British army tune and nothing to do with the United Irishmen lol

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #383 on: July 12, 2018, 01:08:17 PM »
That long way to Tipp was a British army song from WW1.
The annual knuckledragging hatefest in full swing.

I have heard them play minstrel boy which really confuses me. Im guessing they think its a British army tune and nothing to do with the United Irishmen lol
Did the Orangies not fight with Catholics in 1798 ?
When did the lodges become Loyal? was it after the stitch up with the Act of Union ?
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #384 on: July 12, 2018, 02:01:40 PM »
Would make a good Fin Dwyer series
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omaghjoe

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #385 on: July 12, 2018, 03:05:18 PM »
Strange to read these comments as bonfires are alien to us down in the west of the province. Used to be one in omagh years ago I think

Omagh's more central in the province is it not?

Still is one on the Hospital Road, the council try and take away the material like they do with the Halloween ones

you my friend are clueless!!

Uh...why?

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #386 on: July 12, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
The map of parades is very lopsided . Wonder what it will be like in 20 years
And what would King Billy think of it all today.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-traffic-alerts-200000-expected-at-twelfth-demonstrations-35740386.html
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #387 on: July 12, 2018, 04:10:58 PM »
Are you missing the big home coming, Heganboy?


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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #389 on: July 12, 2018, 04:48:56 PM »
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)