There have been a few blogs hereabouts with some public poetry in Galway.
Recently, I spotted a lot of poetry plaques close to the statue of King Puck in Killorglin.
I think I do prefer the Galway style of the poems located in different locations, somewhere we they can surprise and improve the day. I thought Killorglin was a bit of an overload.
“Come perch upon the barrel’s edge
I did wonder at the time as to the concept of smooth waves. If I had only read it properly...
It did prompt me to buy the book and only when reading the paragraph in the book did I spot the error of my ways - now corrected
On Monday, the 11th August, the radio advised that it was the tenth anniversary of the first secure online transaction - "Ten Summoner's Tales" by Sting.
I was reminded of this sticker on the Post Office in Clondrohid that I came across only ten days previously.
It was in 1996 that the Cork Examiner was last printed – changing its name to The Examiner and then the Irish Examiner. Prior to that they had moved to telephone sales and placing one’s ad online was probably available about then also.
Just like the anecdote of the local telephone exchange operator knowing the business of all in the locality, it could be argued that a local agent for advertisements in the newspaper would similarly be made aware of one’s business.
But I think that is a small cost to bear for personal interaction, for the joy of speaking directly with someone who is trying to help you with your transaction. The help was genuine which I have never experienced online.
The norm of online sales and automated telephone systems is not doing a lot to promote the art and joy of conversation.
I suppose this might be considered an odd observation on an online blog. Maybe it is my romance with and attraction for a past age.
“Kings may come and Kings may go,
With thanks to MMC, who put me in the direction of the Dictionary of Cork Slang. My spelling was incorrect but the Conjun-Box did exist.
A few weeks ago, we went for a spin in Kerry. In Caherciveen, I was introduced to the name Sigerson Clifford and the poem ‘I am Kerry’ so I thought that I would share the new knowledge here.
Yet another village visited recently – Rathbarry.
Rob Heffernan is not the only champion walker. Dan O’Leary had that honour many years previously and probably earned a lot more relatively.
A very interesting life and story has been learnt of through the web.
When Micko forwarded this photo to me, I was reminded of the difference between ‘Irish Smoked Salmon’ and ‘Smoked Irish Salmon’.
Using the same logic, it would appear that Supervalu in Merchant’s Quay are trying their best to promote food poisoning………
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Come Here To Me
Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland
The Irish Aesthete
Ireland in History Day By Day
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The Standing Stone
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Stair na hÉireann
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Cork’s War of Independence
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40 Shades of Life in Cork