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Re: Things that make you go .....Hmmm, that's interesting.
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 11:07:20 AM »
Placenames always do it for me. Whether they're similar to the English version when as Gaeilge or not, I don't know why, but I always go 'hmmm, that's interesting' after I see a placename when travelling on the road.
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Farandeelin is right though placenames are interesting. I find the disparity between the Irish and English versions of a place sometimes amusing.
Places like tubercurry in Sligo were obv renamed phoenetically due to the occupying English folks poor pronunciation of the Irish word!
Tubbercurry or tobair corraig ( well of the rock)

That and the association of surnames to particular counties is another anorakism of mine which proves I'm not missed on her sad fcuker that I am!
Tubbercurry is not unique in this regard. I’d say the majority of placenames in the west are named in this fashion. Take Tonlagee on Achill Island. “Arse to the wind” is the literal translation. The weather out there can be rough at times and the often best way to approach the place on foot  is to turn yer back to the wind.
Hundreds of similar examples all over the place.
Sometimes the literal translations can be interesting as well. Take Trouthill in East Mayo. Cnoc Breac is the Irish form; breac can mean either speckled or a trout  since the hoor is speckled to begin with.
There’s a village/townland in Roscommon named Ephin. (No, that’s not a misspelling.) BTW,  your last sentence makes no Ephin sense whatever. ;D

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Re: Things that make you go .....Hmmm, that's interesting.
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 05:48:36 PM »
Tandragee- home of Tayto Castle in Co. Armagh, my personal favourite
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Re: Things that make you go .....Hmmm, that's interesting.
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 06:29:30 PM »
Tandragee- home of Tayto Castle in Co. Armagh, my personal favourite


This prompted me to look up Tandragee's Wiki entry whereupon I found this little gem.  It also happens to fit nicely into this thread.


2001 Census
 
Tandragee is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 2,050 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 3,050 people living in Tandragee. Of these:
 24.9% were aged under 16 years and 14.3% were aged 60 and over
48.0% of the population were male and 50.0% were female
 10.5% were from a Roman Catholic background and 86.9% were from a Protestant background
 2.0% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.
 
For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

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Re: Things that make you go .....Hmmm, that's interesting.
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 08:17:02 PM »
Carol Vorderman's arse.
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 08:32:22 PM »
Carol Vorderman's arse.

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2012, 08:46:43 PM »
Carol Vorderman's arse.

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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2012, 08:48:53 PM »
Just looking at Carol's shapely figure.... and I've forgotten entirely what I was going to post.
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2012, 08:53:26 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2012, 08:57:01 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2012, 09:30:10 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2012, 10:25:45 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2012, 10:44:14 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2012, 12:44:17 PM »
Cool, I mean hmmmm ...
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2012, 01:10:24 PM »
Ian Paisley and Jeffrey Donaldson set up peace-building company


Two DUP MPs have set up a company which they say will give peace-building advice to overseas governments and organisations.

QUBRIC Limited, which was registered with Companies House in August, has Ian Paisley and Jeffrey Donaldson as two of its four directors.

Mr Donaldson described the enterprise as "a social company".

He said any profit would go towards "supporting projects in working-class Protestant areas".

"QUBRIC is really a response to international interest in the Northern Ireland peace process," he said.

"It has not been established for commercial motives. It is about providing specialist advice in conflict resolution."

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The latest House of Commons register of interests describes the Lagan Valley MP as an unremunerated director.

It states the same in respect of Mr Paisley, adding he has a 25% shareholding.

The North Antrim MP said: "This is an excellent opportunity to advance the benefits of the Northern Ireland peace process and the role of unionists within it."

Another of QUBRIC's directors is Emma Little, a barrister and special adviser to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson.

Mr Donaldson said she was a director "in her own right, not as a representative of the first minister".

The two MPs have done peace work in other capacities.

Mr Paisley was an unpaid United Nations mediator in the peace process in the west African country of Guinea-Bissau.

Mr Donaldson, as chairman of the Causeway Institute, participated in a peace conference in Afghanistan, amongst other initiatives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19909598
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Re: Things that make you go .....Hmmm, that's interesting.
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2012, 01:14:07 PM »
Ian Paisley and Jeffrey Donaldson set up peace-building company


Two DUP MPs have set up a company which they say will give peace-building advice to overseas governments and organisations.

QUBRIC Limited, which was registered with Companies House in August, has Ian Paisley and Jeffrey Donaldson as two of its four directors.

Mr Donaldson described the enterprise as "a social company".

He said any profit would go towards "supporting projects in working-class Protestant areas".

"QUBRIC is really a response to international interest in the Northern Ireland peace process," he said.

"It has not been established for commercial motives. It is about providing specialist advice in conflict resolution."

Mediator
The latest House of Commons register of interests describes the Lagan Valley MP as an unremunerated director.

It states the same in respect of Mr Paisley, adding he has a 25% shareholding.

The North Antrim MP said: "This is an excellent opportunity to advance the benefits of the Northern Ireland peace process and the role of unionists within it."

Another of QUBRIC's directors is Emma Little, a barrister and special adviser to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson.

Mr Donaldson said she was a director "in her own right, not as a representative of the first minister".

The two MPs have done peace work in other capacities.

Mr Paisley was an unpaid United Nations mediator in the peace process in the west African country of Guinea-Bissau.

Mr Donaldson, as chairman of the Causeway Institute, participated in a peace conference in Afghanistan, amongst other initiatives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19909598

Hmmm. Jeffrey did his utmost to maintain a divided society here, he'd be a good man to offer advice on mediation!