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Welcome to Old Ireland.
My initial idea for this site was to cover only classic vehicles, but since classicireland.ie was already taken and the best alternative I could find was this one, my thoughts for the site began to broaden.A lot of the inspiration for this comes from the few magazines for which I have written articles.Let’s get these mentioned early, because you should not be surprised to see a little of their influence here.Real Classic is subscription only in print, but also has an excellent site at https://www.real-classic.co.uk/, where Frank, Rowena and a host of writers entertain and inspire.Then there is Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly, formerly in print monthly, but now only on line at http://mnmotorcycle.com/.MMM’s archives could keep you reading happily for months, and the like it or not truths told by Thomas Day (Geezer with a grudge: see his own site at http://geezerwithagrudge.blogspot.com/), should make everyone on two wheels pause for thought.If you have time on the …

The sound of Stormont

A great spoof from those very funny guys at The Ulster Fry.  (https://theulsterfry.com/)


The Sound of Stormont

Christmas Jokes: Go on, you know you love them really!!

'Tis the season to cringe at all the bad Christmas cracker jokes (and there are a few of those included here!).  Lets get the only Irish joke in this selection in first.  As usual, I make no claim that these are in any way tasteful!


Enjoy.  :-)


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Knock Knock
Who's there?
Irish!
Irish who?
Irish you a happy Christmas ____ I went to the garden centre today and bought a Christmas tree. The assistant asked me, "Will you be putting that up yourself?"

I replied, "No, you sick bugger. I'll be putting it up in my living room!"
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A Marks and Spencer’s advert claims that it wouldn't be Christmas without M&S.

They're right too. It'd be Chrita.
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Nigella’s new Christmas recipe……..Cold Turkey

Maybe not presented in the same giddy style but will keep Scotland Yard off her trail.
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A couple were out Christmas shopping and the shopping centre was so packed that they became parted. The woman was not …

First World Problems?

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As seen at the Continental Market at the front of Belfast City Hall.


You know you are living in a first world country when a company like this even exists.



 One of their products is even more interesting/ ambiguous.  Is this product to be used on a particularly bushy growth in a personal part of the male anatomy, or is it simply a colloquial term for someone who sports a bit of face fungus?  All answers written on the back of a £10 note please.  ;-)


XXX - Harry A Franck - Belfast and Home Again - 1932

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This is the ninth and final of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html


I see that he adds a little controversy for our English friends in the final sentence!  ;-)  There were a few extra pictures a few pages further on in the book, which I have included at the end of the text.













XXIX - Harry A Franck - And Now To Ulster - 1932

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This is the eighth of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html










XXVIII - Harry A Franck - Let's Go Fishing - 1932

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This is the seventh of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html





XXVII - Harry A Franck - Back to the West Coast - 1932

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This is the sixth of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html










XXVI - Harry A Franck - Still Prowling About Dublin - 1932

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This is the fifth of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html










XXV - Harry Franck - Baile Atha Cliath 1932

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This is the fourth of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html


Sorry reader.  I had real problems getting these pages to show online, although they did show on my preview screen.  I ended up deleting the whole post and recreating it.  If you have any problems seeing any of this stuff, please let me know. 


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XXIV - Harry A Franck - Tipperary and the Curragh - 1932

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This is the third of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html








XXIII - Harry A Franck - Through Killarney to Limerick - 1932

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This is the second of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html


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XXII - Harry A Franck - Across to Ireland - 1932

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This is the first of the Irish chapters from Harry A Franck's 1932 book, 'Footloose in the British Isles'.  You can see my introduction to these chapters here:  https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/foot-loose-in-british-isles-by-harry.html


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