Five Great Irish Links on StumbleUpon

August 22, 2007 at 11:16 am 1 comment

Here are five great Irish links from an hour on StumbleUpon. Warning: do not try this at home. Seriously. To find these, I had to wade through a sea of leprechauns, green beer, diddly-eye music, and jokes about our legendary drunken stupidity. But it was worth it to find these gems: >>>

  • Irelantis is a series of surreal collages by Irish artist Sean Hillen. They include the Great Cliffs of Collage Green, the Glacier in Henry Street, Horse Racing on the Liffey, and much more.
  • A Modest Proposal – the full text of Jonathan Swift’s modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents or the country.
  • Irish Newspaper Archives – A truly excellent resource, and the type of thing that only the Internet makes possible. A subscription service where you can search, retrieve and view old Irish newspapers in the format that they were originally published.
  • Learn Irish Slang in Under 20 Seconds – A guide to the proper usage of such terminological specificities as hole, eejit, gaff, clatter, jacks, banjaxed, skint, gas and geebag.
  • Does Ireland as a Country Exist? – Very interesting debate on Politics.ie. Contributions range from ‘Countries are mere constructs of a conventionalised imagination, convenient for the purposes of collective social organisation’ to ‘Eastenders is shite’.
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Entry filed under: Culture, Fun, Ireland.

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  • 1. blankpaige  |  August 22, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    You are a time-waster extraordinaire!

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