Archive for July 2, 2007

Quiet Now – The John O’Donoghue Rap

This is my video tribute to John O’Donoghue’s entertaining temper tantrum on his first day as chairman of the new Dáil, and in its first week it was YouTube’s 15th most viewed video in Ireland. It’s going to be a fun five years!


July 2, 2007 at 3:38 am Leave a comment

Prank Letter – Reply from Bishop of Limerick

On Friday I posted this prank letter that I sent a few years ago to several Irish Bishops, proposing an Irish festival called the Running of the Priests. Here’s the reply that I got from Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. >>> (more…)

July 2, 2007 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

Monday Quiz 2 – Speeding Fines and Arctic Monkeys

On this week last year (July 2 to July 8, 2006):

  • Gun-toting Defence Minister Willie O’Dea announced a new measure to encourage women to join the army, claiming that he was removing a big barrier to female soldiers. What was this military initiative?
  • Jockey Kieran Fallon had his celebrations cut short just two days after winning the Irish Derby at the Curragh. What new hurdle did the Clare man face on his return to London?
  • Morning Ireland did a report about tourism in Cork. When their reporter asked the Cork office of the Regional Tourism Authority what he should do in the city and county, what advice did they give him?
  • A series of fines for breaking the speed limit were made public. But what was extremely unusual about the fine imposed on one driver in the Mountcharles area of Donegal?
  • The Who and the Arctic Monkeys played as the Oxegen Music Festival opened at Punchestown. But what technological breakthrough did the festival kit include for female concert-goers?

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July 2, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

A blog by Michael Nugent

Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


Bionic Bohs

As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.