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St Patrick's day in Poland


Poloniusz 4 | 391
21 Mar 2021 #151
we will water down the GAA, making it into something that caters for everything and stands for nothing.

Or in other words:

our ability to Gaelicize people

Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #152
Don't try to do irony/sarcasm,

If you mean Poloniusz, I don't see any sarcasm. Only floods and fires destroy. Things only change owners.
Bars are the last thing a society needs. When one closes and a shelter for women opens up, that's progress to all of us except the drunks who would stumble home and beat their wives out of frustration that they are nothing but useless scum - barely able to go to work in the morning.
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #153
Pubs that have been in the same family for generations will be gone - very sad.

It's a serious problem for many. In some places they're the focus of a small community, and when they're gone, they're gone.
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #154
the focus of a small community,

Small and poor where people don't have cars. Cars and booze are really a bad combination.
Bottom line: drunks should stay home. I don't want blood on my bumper.
Poloniusz 4 | 391
21 Mar 2021 #155
It's a serious problem for many.

LOL!

The problem in Ireland was solved a long time ago: Brits out! Migrants in!
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #156
problem

We're talking about traditional pubs during the pandemic.

If you can't follow a thread, why comment...
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #157
Migrants in!

They don't drink. How sad for the pub owners!

We're talking about traditional pubs during the pandemic.

All bars, traditional included, destroy livers and families. To hell with them.
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #158
They don't drink

Given that these are the largest groups of migrants in Ireland, by country of origin, I'd say that they do in fact very often drink.



Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #159
Or in other words:

Your main problem with that post is that in this case you really have no clue at all what you're talking about . You've never set foot in the rural counties of Ireland, so how could you. Btw if you ever make it to Warsaw you can join Cumann Warszawa and learn how to play Gaelic games here in Poland :) Cumann is the Irish word for 'league'. Let's start on your Gaelic education now, shall we :)
Poloniusz 4 | 391
21 Mar 2021 #160
They don't drink. How sad for the pub owners!

Exactly. It would have happened even without a pandemic.

So the buildings can be converted. It's already been happening and making Ireland a top destination for sophisticated cosmopolitan palates.



our ability to Gaelicize people

Correction, you mean your ability to Anglicize people.
Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #161
We're talking about traditional pubs during the pandemic.

Yes Jon. Rural communities are really being affected in Ireland by the pub closures. The pub in Ireland, like the UK is an ancient tradition, a gathering place for all the people be they eighteen or eighty and the elderly in particular are missing it terribly.

Correction, you mean your ability to Anglicize people.

Expand on that, as Larry King would say. Go on, give us a laugh :))
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #162
an ancient tradition, a gathering place for the all the people

And threatened already by business rates and other constraints. The number that is closing in the countryside is disturbing. In some towns there was a slight oversupply anyway and of course the chains like Wetherspoons (do they operate in Ireland too?) don't help, however in a village something seems to die when the pub goes.
Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #163
Wetherspoons

I believe there are some in Dublin. I can't imagine one in a small town or village though. Thank God!
Poloniusz 4 | 391
21 Mar 2021 #164
an ancient tradition

So why didn't you stay and preserve one yourself?

Oh, that's right, you have other personal priorities while still expecting Ireland to remain a Skansen in order to keep your fond memories alive.

None of them are going to place a lit candle in a window hoping you return someday for a brief visit.

You moved on and so has all of Ireland. Deal with it.
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #165
I can't imagine one in a small town or village though. Thank God!

In some small towns they wreck the existing ecosystem of pubs. They simultaneously act as a magnet for the worse sort of 'town drinker' as well as driving some of the better pubs out of business.
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #166
Given that these are the largest groups of migrants in Ireland

Drinking or not, the Irish hate them and set hotels on fire to express their dissatisfaction. Quoting from irishcentral.com:

Ireland has a huge housing shortage, we have over 10,000 people living in one room in hostels or hotels, with no washing or cooking facilities. This is not right that Irish children are living in these with hundreds of migrants also. We have Irish people sleeping in doorways on our streets. Yet any empty houses are given mostly to migrants. If it goes on like this Irish people will call for an Irexit.

they wreck the existing ecosystem of pubs.

An ecosystem where people get drunk and act like idiots?
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #167
Yet any empty houses are given mostly to migrants

So somebody said on the internet.
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #168
expecting Ireland to remain a Skansen in order to keep your fond memories alive.

Nostalgia should never be a lens to see things through.
Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #169
None of them are going to place a lit candle in a window

"One of the most famous lights in Ireland is the light that shines from an upstairs window at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Visible from the main road through the Phoenix Park, the light is a symbolic beacon, lighting the way for Irish emigrants and their descendants, welcoming them to their homeland."


You really don't know anything about Ireland, do you?

Btw, just how long ago do you think I 'left' Ireland?? I'm not a hundred year old emigrant in some parish in Boston.

Please get back to something that resembles "St Patrick's Day in Poland"
Poloniusz 4 | 391
21 Mar 2021 #170
You really don't know anything about Ireland, do you?

I know everything that needs to be known about Ireland.


Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #171
Bless me Mod, for I have sinned :) But as long as I have the last word, that'll do me nicely, so thank you for intervening :))

However, on the subject of the thread, I didn't see this mentioned, the Fundacja Imienia Sw. Patryka (FISP), a non-profit organisation run by Irish volunteers based in Poland. They usually hold a ball on St Patrick's Day to raise funds for good causes in Poland. During the virus, it's been a virtual event.

//irishball.pl/charities/
Atch 16 | 3,298
21 Mar 2021 #172
@ Poloniusz, your photo/slogan needs rephrasing:

Everyone is a little Irish on St Patrick's Day, except the Polish, we're still Polish - except for the 200,000 or so of us who live in Ireland and whose children speak better Irish than the locals, and who are learning to play hurling and Gaelic football. We're even more Irish than the Irish themselves!
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #173
It's amazing what one can discover on the internet...Like...

St. Patrick wasn't Irish
St. Patrick performed no miracles
St. Patrick was never canonized as a saint. In other words, "St. Patrick" is just Patrick. Hi, Pat. I am Rich.
St. Patrick didn't banish snakes from the Emerald Isle as there were none to be banished.

His real contribution: bars make more money on St. Patrick's day.
Joker 2 | 1,780
21 Mar 2021 #174
St. Patrick wasn't Irish

Lets inform the "woke" mob and get him cancelled next! How dare him of ridding the Island of those innocent Snakes!!! Racist and xenophobic, cancel!!!

No more parades!! No more dying the river green and No more green racist Beer!!!
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #175
During the virus, it's been a virtual event.

Sadly it hasn't really happened in Warsaw this year, for obvious reasons. Normally there's the beer dyed green (which I tend to avoid). Maybe some people were celebrating at home, though I doubt there was much.
Joker 2 | 1,780
21 Mar 2021 #176
And those nasty racist leprechauns! Pot of Gold???? How dare him not to share this Gold with more deserving migrants!!

Normally there's the beer dyed green

You'll poop green too! lol

Chicago dyes river green for St. Patrick's Day again in surprise about-face

some traditions will never go away, china virus or not.

chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-river-green-st-patricks-day-20210313-m3wygh6si5cfhiups4meykvhu4-story.html



jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #177
man what a sad time in Poland

Yes. Things like St Patrick's and Burns Night (in late Jan) are just little things to lift the gloom of winter. Not this year though.

Did you hear about St. Patrick's Dream? It's an old legend, however sometimes things like that can be true.
Novichok 1 | 2,740
21 Mar 2021 #179
It's an old legend, however sometimes things like that can be true.

No. All legends are nothing more than feel-good lies or they would be called "facts", not legends.
jon357 67 | 16,907
21 Mar 2021 #180
st Patricks Dream?

To flee his captivity, and that he'd find a ship waiting. Which he did, and managed to find a ship waiting.


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