More ads on Paddy Whiskey site
Sticking with Whiskey, the Old Ads for Paddy Whiskey have been uploaded.
More ads on Paddy Whiskey site
Eventually, I have got around to uploading a slideshow of the many old cigarette advertisements that I have seen on my travels over the past couple of years – HERE.
I suspect the contention of Craven “A” that it will not affect your throat may not pass current advertising standards.
I was interested to note the number of ads as Gaeilge as well as the number of products after Irish locations – Thomond Plug, Garryown Plug, Sarsfield Plug and GalteeMore Plug.
Next task is to repeat the process with the other Old Ads.
A while back, I did wonder as to the translation on the street signs at Pine Street.
Pádraig imparted knowledge as to ‘Paghan’ being translation of the surname Payne, and also possibly Pine.
I was reminded of this recently when I spotted Payne Lane in Athlone.
Logainm does not agree and believes that the street name derives from the tree – Sráid na Giúise. As the street was renamed Pine Street, it is quite probable that buildings rather than trees were prominent and so Pine surname is a more likely source than a tree.
For now, need to be alert as to mention of or reference to Payne’s or Pine’s in Cork, pre-early nineteenth century.
Today, Brendan came to mind.
Brendan was one of those things that when said always needs clarification. He was a small builder. His six foot plus on a large frame and large worked-with hands clarifies that he was not small in stature. His was a self-employed builder who carried out renovation and small extension works and the size of his enterprise was never very big.
Brendan served his time. He learnt at the hand of a qualified carpenter for years. On an awkward timber roof, I would trust his judgement ahead of many university qualified engineers.
He studied the drawings. He understood what had to be done. He then went ahead and did it. In doing it, he was neat, clean, and tidy. There was never a sense of rushing or panic.
One day I met Brendan and was surprised to see him in working clothes as it was what was designated a builders holidays when many of the building companies closed.
I did pose the obvious question and was told that ‘that was only for the real builders, not for the likes of me’.
Brendan has been retired for a few years and probably would not be overly impressed with the plethora of rules, regulations and the multiple TLA’s – that is, three letter abbreviations.
Every construction project now must have SOP’s (safe operating procedures) and SWP’s (safe working platforms) as well as H&S Plans, not to mention Assigned Certifiers. The forms and regulations now in place would majorly restrict the amount of time Brendan could enjoy himself some tools in his hand - timber being preferable to paper.
Those years working with his master did provide him with that precious commodity, a commodity that is rarer than many think.
Brendan had an amount of Common Sense. He was expert at using it – not just in construction but in life.
Without checking the regulations or the procedures, he, and those of his training, knew what was the safe and correct thing to do.
Rules and regulations can be ignored or have a blind eye turned. Common Sense is inbred.
Standing there today, taking this video, I was thinking that this was not the way that Brendan would have done that job of work.
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