Photograph: Domnick Walsh. You know those tour groups — the ones chattering and laughing loudly and taking over the pavement? Our reserved carriage on the 7am to Cork is as silent as the grave. Gird your loins, Domnick, this could be a tricky one. I had this billed as a random trip.
Two little assholes damage Phil Lynott's statue in Dublin
Why are Irish-Americans such conservative, racist trash?
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An American verdict: ‘There seem to be fewer assholes in Ireland’
If you've been following this blog since it started up back in April of , you know that Ear of Newt holds Irish rocker Phil Lynott in the highest regard. Before he passed away in '86 of a drug-related death he spent 15 years fronting one of the finest and most underrated guitar bands in history: Thin Lizzy. The fuckers put a tear in the statue's bronze coat and vest, so it's been taken away for repairs.
I drove to this wonderful tropical paradise from Melbourne, in the South East ish of the same country, in my wonderful station wagon Mack. I love him like I would have loved my pet dog, if ever my parents had let us have one boo, parents, every year Santa let me down!! I've played games, slept, gotten drunk, dodged wildlife, had sex, avoided thunderstorms and basically lived in him since February and I couldn't do without him.