Friday, February 23, 2007
I only found out about this from reading yesterday's Irish Examiner. Incase you're wondering what I'm on about, Mattie Kiely's is a delightfully grotty little chipper on Maylor Street, across the road from Smyth's Toy Shop. Given the dubiously dirty surroundings and menu consisting of only beef burgers, fish and chips, you'd have expected the place to have gone to the wall years ago. Not so. Not only that, but in an age of political correctness, Mattie Kiely was all too happy to taunt and jibe his customers. I'll always remember the first time going into Kiely's and asking for a chicken burger only to be told that if I wanted that sort of luxury, perhaps I'd be better off at the Victoria Hotel! Despite his waspish sense of humour, you never felt like a stranger whenever you stopped by. After being away from Cork for a year and returning for a lunch time feed, Kiely made mention of my absence, suggesting that a coronary from his chips was responsible as he prepared my usual order without needing to ask.
Enjoy the retirement Mattie, Cork will miss you sorely.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
So now you all get to enjoy "one more night" of The Bodega for the third time.
"As Croke Park prepared to welcome the English rugby team on Saturday, the Union Jack was already flying in Cork today as HMS Severn (pictured below) sailed into the city on a courtesy visit.
The patrol vessel, which is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Rex J. Cox, arrived this morning with 32 crew members. The ship, which was built in Woolston Docks, Southampton, and is based at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, is part of the Fishery Protection Squadron on the Royal Navy. It will depart on Thursday."
According to the Irish Examiner and IndyMedia, Anti-War Ireland are protesting this visit of this British "war machine" (words used by one anti-war type). Fearsome stuff indeed, sounds like a veritable deathmongerer! In the interests of fairness though, let's get a bit more details on this machine. This site tells gives us a bit more detail on this fishery protection vessel. The formidable weapons compliment consists of . .
1x20mm BMARC KAA gun, 2 GPMGs
Yep, that's right, three machine guns.
Monday, February 19, 2007
12 Carrig Avenue, Carrig Na Curra, DOWN €10,000.
19 Dun Eoin, Ballinrea Road, DOWN €42,500 (price dropped twice!!)
29 Highfield, Ballinrea Road, DOWN €40,000
€300,000 (Sale Agreed)
9 The Close, Waterpark, DOWN €50,000
30 Waterpark Green, DOWN €20,000
90 Mount Rivers, DOWN €20,000
Archella, Ballinrea Road, DOWN €120,000
6 The Brambles, Heron's Wood, DOWN €30,000
44 Silverhill, Heron's Wood, DOWN €5,000
7 Weston Heights, Ballinrea Road, DOWN €5,000
12 Spring Lane, DOWN €35,000 (price dropped twice!!)
New price drops as of 8th of March!
No. 1 Shrewsbury Park, Fernhill Road DOWN €25,000
73 Wrenville, Kilmoney Road DOWN €15,000
14 Kinalea, Nohoval DOWN €2,500
33 Highfields, Ballea Road DOWN €10,000
58 Glen Rua DOWN €10,000
106 Spruce Drive, Ballea Road DOWN €3,000
Ballea, Forrest Road, DOWN €30,000
37 Rockboro Heights, Waterpark, DOWN €10,000
42 Liosbourne, Upper Kilmoney, DOWN €40,000
New price drops as of 8th of March!
30 Dun Eoin Meadow, DOWN €10,000€350,000
27 Kilmoney Heights, DOWN €11,000
34 Elm Drive, Westwood, DOWN €15,000
36 The Green, Herons Wood, DOWN €10,000
It's also interesting to note there are now 10 pages of entries for Carrigaline on daft. Many of the properties that have been listed above are still on the market despite a price fall.
Make what you will of that.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
"Roysh goys, I'm rawther miffed here. Loike, how in Gawd's name will I be able to face the goys in the Rugby club knowing I live in Loo-cun, ugh", "I suppose one must make do, afterall, one must keep his family in Prada handbags and Manlo shoes, roysh girls?" he said guffawing.
Later, in the press conference launching the inititave, Minister Dick Roche (pictured below) brushed off suggestions about those earning less than €45,000 a year who didn't qualify for the housing scheme as "inconsequential" and "pointless".
(inset, Dick Roche pouring milk into a political opponents petrol tank)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
What started with as a refreshingly different, ten minute show on Network 2 every week has now exploded in an attempt to milk the Podge and Rodge concept dry. I thought the scripted short story format suited Podge and Rodge well. The transition to improv however hasn't suited the talk show well. Too much recycling of clapped out gags and awful Z-list guests promoting their latest bit of unwanted tat. Who would have thought that the original pilot (DVD-rip by the way) would have spawned all this?
Keep flogging the crisps, bed clothes and dolls lads, it won't take long for people to get their fill.
Monday, February 12, 2007
In a world exclusive, carrigaline.blogspot photographers fought through throngs of paparazzi to snap the elusive musician. Kavanagh, who has had No.1 chart-smashing hits with "Aon Focail Eile" and "Dick On Her Mind" declined interviews merely grunting "Bebo" before hurridly making his way to his Toyota Hi-Ace van.
Dedicated to RK.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Irish Examiner - Wednesday 31st 2007 - Suicide Strategy
"Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has described Health Minister Mary Harney's approach to tackling the issue of suicide as "disgraceful and indefensible".
His criticism comes after the minister's office announced the provision of €1.85 million a year for suicide prevention.
Yesterday Mr. Adams said Ireland has the second highest incidence of suicide in Europe."
I for one applaud Gerry Adams on his uncompromising stance to accept our current status. Let's put Ireland in our rightful position as number one!
I can't say that I am all that keen on the revamped Blogger.
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