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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #225 on: July 12, 2017, 08:35:47 PM »
Where would loyalists get GAA jerseys to burn on bonfires ?

clotheslines?

I saw a picture on Facebook this morning of a bonfire (I don't think one from this year) which must have had the flag of each county in Ireland on it. To think someone went to the bother and expense of ordering 32 different flags just to burn them. Longford got pride of place at the top along with a few tricolours if anyone is interested.

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #226 on: July 12, 2017, 08:40:41 PM »
Where would loyalists get GAA jerseys to burn on bonfires ?

clotheslines?

I saw a picture on Facebook this morning of a bonfire (I don't think one from this year) which must have had the flag of each county in Ireland on it. To think someone went to the bother and expense of ordering 32 different flags just to burn them. Longford got pride of place at the top along with a few tricolours if anyone is interested.

I'd have put the Longford flag on top too!

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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #227 on: July 12, 2017, 08:50:31 PM »
Where would loyalists get GAA jerseys to burn on bonfires ?

clotheslines?

I saw a picture on Facebook this morning of a bonfire (I don't think one from this year) which must have had the flag of each county in Ireland on it. To think someone went to the bother and expense of ordering 32 different flags just to burn them. Longford got pride of place at the top along with a few tricolours if anyone is interested.

I'd have put the Longford flag on top too!
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #228 on: July 12, 2017, 08:53:40 PM »
Mustve been in Derry. Amount o times them bastids have bate us ffs :P ;D

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« Reply #229 on: July 12, 2017, 08:55:46 PM »
Mustve been in Derry. Amount o times them bastids have bate us ffs :P ;D

Probably Ruth Dudley Edward's crowd over in Monaghan after last year's loss.

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« Reply #230 on: July 12, 2017, 09:31:11 PM »

Violence at Orange Order Marches:

1796 – The Orange Order hold its first ‘Twelfth of July’ demonstration, commemorating the Battle of Aughrim.

1813 – The first recorded “Twelfth of July” sectarian riots erupt in Belfast.

1849 – As many as 20 Catholics are killed by soldiers during an Orange Parade at Dolly’s Brae, near Castlewellan, Co Down.

1935 – Violence in Belfast lasting two months commences on this date; eleven people are killed. After an Orange Order parade decided to return to the city centre through a Catholic area instead of its usual route; the resulting violence left nine people dead. Over 2,000 Catholics were forced to leave their homes across Northern Ireland.


You've left out a lot of violence at Orange Parades in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #231 on: July 12, 2017, 09:54:03 PM »
I hope everyone had a great 12th of July . Time to put the bowler hats away now
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« Reply #232 on: July 12, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Where would loyalists get GAA jerseys to burn on bonfires ?

clotheslines?

I saw a picture on Facebook this morning of a bonfire (I don't think one from this year) which must have had the flag of each county in Ireland on it. To think someone went to the bother and expense of ordering 32 different flags just to burn them. Longford got pride of place at the top along with a few tricolours if anyone is interested.
Doubt they burnt a Laois flag with us being the Queens County. 
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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #233 on: July 12, 2017, 10:03:45 PM »
Where would loyalists get GAA jerseys to burn on bonfires ?

clotheslines?

I saw a picture on Facebook this morning of a bonfire (I don't think one from this year) which must have had the flag of each county in Ireland on it. To think someone went to the bother and expense of ordering 32 different flags just to burn them. Longford got pride of place at the top along with a few tricolours if anyone is interested.
Doubt they burnt a Laois flag with us being the Queens County.
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« Reply #234 on: July 12, 2017, 10:13:07 PM »
Spent the 12th playing golf with 15 prods in Castleblaney... none of them were at the bonies
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« Reply #235 on: July 12, 2017, 10:19:54 PM »
I hope everyone had a great 12th of July . Time to put the bowler hats away now

Hang on there. Sure there's the sham fight to come tomorrow...And about 4000 marches the rest of the year. Dust hardly gets time to settle on the old bowler.


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Re: 11th night bonfires
« Reply #238 on: July 12, 2017, 11:11:37 PM »

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« Reply #239 on: July 12, 2017, 11:40:48 PM »
Spent the 12th on  the 10th floor of the city hospital with a great view of the sandy row / donegal road area. Great entertainment as there was a great 20 minute riot between 2 local factions outside the n.i. Rangers supporters club. They half killed each other with bottles and bricks flying, unconscious bodies lying about, people kicked on the ground while out cold, ambulances not being allowed access. It had to be seen to be believed but of course you won't hear about it on the news, you will see the wee children and their wee flags.  The 10th floor is for people having or recovering from bone marrow transplants, with a specially filtered air system.  The staff were extremely worried last night as the stench of the fumes from the bonfires was getting into the system and patients (incl my wife) were suffering from the fumes.  Hospital toilets were chock-a-block all day with drunken fools queing up to use them and security staff too afraid to stop them. But sure it's all good as long as the wee Billy's enjoyed their culture day.