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Eamon Posted on: 23-Sep-2005, 09:51 AM

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A Shrule Egan,

Well you know what they say.."If you're going to be a bear, be a Grizzly." But I will leave the bear at home and carry a beer instead. Tastes better anyway.

See you guys tonight.

And for those that cannot make it but would like too, I will have a beer or a bear or two for you.

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127819

Eamon Posted on: 21-Sep-2005, 09:36 AM

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A Shrule,

We will be getting there around 7, I imagine. I will wear my Wexford Hurling jersey...you canna miss that...bright gold and purple! I will be the guy with the big bear in my hand.

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127688

Eamon Posted on: 20-Sep-2005, 10:05 AM

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A Shrule,

Looks like I will be up on Friday evening. Where are you guys going to be?

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127605

Eamon Posted on: 16-Sep-2005, 12:41 PM

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Shrule agus Amy,

When I first was lookin to book a cottage, I had one picked out south of Dungloe...but when I asked the proprietor how close the nearest pub was, she said it was a wee drive away. WAAAAY to far for me! Gortin cottage was next to Teach Tessie (though I never made it in there) and across the street from Leo's. Perfect.

The driving over there is a challenge, especially in the north. I limit myself to a single Guinness at lunch, then park the car for the night so I can enjoy the ceol agus craic.

When I spend the night at a B+B in Ardee, the pub was one floor below me...can I pick 'em or what?tongue.gif

Slan

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127221

Eamon Posted on: 14-Sep-2005, 09:26 AM

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Shrule, yeah...I have been out of the scene for a while. Saw Jerry Timlin not to long ago in his new pub in Ambler and it got me thinking. Looks like I will have to hit all the local sessions in the philly area! Tough job, but I am just the guy to do it!

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127081

Eamon Posted on: 14-Sep-2005, 09:24 AM

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Amy,

It was a good time. Too quick, though. Flew into Dublin, drove down to Wexford to spend a few days with friends in Blackwater, than all the way up to Crolly, near Gweedore in Donegal. Worked on my Irish, and tried to drink Bartley Brennan's (Enya's brother) tavern dry. Unsuccessfully, might I add. Drove all around Donegal, climbed Muckish Mountain, watched France beat Ireland in the World Cup qualifier in Leo's. Grand time.

Headed back to Wexford via Strabane, Omagh, Monaghan...spent the night in Ardee in Louth, which I had passed through on a previous trip and wanted to spend the night. Back to Wexford for a day, then back to Dublin and home. I am ready to go back already.

Here is the cottage I stayed at...it is RIGHT across the street from Leo's...it is for sale now...the nice lady that owns it is having problems renting it out.

http://www.donegalcottageholidays.com/gortin/

I might post some pix's when I get around to downloading them from my camera.

Slan

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127080

Eamon Posted on: 14-Sep-2005, 09:10 AM

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A Shrule,

Cool. Could use a glass.

If you guys are in town Sunday night, the Tannahill Weavers are down in Sellersville...maybe 20 minutes south of the CF. The venue is a small theater...probably not to much more that 200-300 seats, so it will be rockin. I saw Doogie McLean there last year...awesome.

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #127078

Eamon Posted on: 13-Sep-2005, 03:17 PM

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Amy,

Enya and Maire are sisters. Their dad, Leo, has a tavern in Crolly, where I just spent a few days. Met their brother, who is doing quite well in the pub. Clannad (Maire's band), Enya and Maire's gold and Platinum records adorn the walls. Get the fried Haddock. Its fab.

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #126975

Eamon Posted on: 13-Sep-2005, 03:13 PM

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I will be up either Friday or Saturday night. Have'ta check my work schedule.

Cheers,

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #126974

Eamon Posted on: 13-Sep-2005, 02:38 PM

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Roy Rogers? Anyone seen or heard from Philadelphia's best Piper? I just drug out my half set of Claddagh pipes and I want to try and finally tame these beasts.

He used to run the Sessions at the Bards in Philly. Reward (Guinness...)

Slan,

Eamon

P.S. How is everyone?
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #126972

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 01:21 AM

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WAY better beer!

'Nuf said.

Eamon
  Forum: United Kingdom  ·  Post Preview: #65362

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 01:15 AM

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Sing to the morning light.
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #65361

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 01:12 AM

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Not a bad start, Matt! If I was looking to do a history of the Irish Diaspora in less than 50 words, I would be hard pressed to out-do you! That definitly is the short of it, but hopefully we will get some folks to help out me and Raven here and get into the LONG of it.

Eamon
  Forum: United States of America  ·  Post Preview: #65360

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 01:05 AM

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QUOTE (Danann @ 03-Jun-2004, 11:12 AM)


When did you learn about your Celtic heritage?


Great question! When my Nana was frustrated or annoyed (and me and my brother made sure this was a daily occurance!) she would slip back into the Irish language. We had no idea what she said, and when we queried our Mom, she told us that she was speaking Irish! Then the questions started...

Eamon
  Forum: United States of America  ·  Post Preview: #65359

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 12:53 AM

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QUOTE (greenldydragon @ 03-Jun-2004, 06:15 PM)
Valley Forge during the Revolution..............

I live about 20 minutes from Valley Forge and make it a point to go there every winter. You sit there for a few minutes and get cold and uncomfortable, and you wonder how they dealt with it for an entire winter. Actually, the winter that the Rev war soldiers REALLY hated was Morristown 1779-1780. Bitter cold.

Cool story about Valley Forge was two years ago. Early spring, at the park for a hike, and I went up to on of those wood boxes that hold the pamphlets to get a map. A wee birdie was screeching about, and inside the box was a nest and some eggs. I left my buddy at the box, went over to the National Park Service office, told them what they had, and watched them put cones around the box. From what I understand, that box was closed until the wee birdies launched! Gotta love the NPS!

Eamon
  Forum: The Jester's Court  ·  Post Preview: #65358

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Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 12:40 AM

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Paul, love the new format. It will certainly encourage more new folks to post, and therefore stay around. Most of my posts on CR would have to be considered 'chit-chat.' This is the place I went to get away from the deeper aspects of my life and work. Then I met a lot of great folks and just wanted to chat and speak and share and maybe even make them laugh. So that being said, I for one, appreciate you developing the forum for us to do that. As far as the name? Chit Chat is what it is, but I am sure some of our more literary folks could come up with something.

Unmoderated Musings? Neighborhood Gossip?

Whatever it is called, it is what it is, and thanks for allowing it.

Eamon
  Forum: The Jester's Court  ·  Post Preview: #65357

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 12:09 AM

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QUOTE (Annabelle @ 03-Jun-2004, 08:33 PM)

Eamon, please get that phone number for me. It would be great if I can speak to the organizers ahead of time.
Thanks

Roger that, though I am away in Prescott, Arizona all next week. I will try and call Eric tomorrow, to make sure he gets in touch with the folks in charge. If you don't hear from me next week, though, I havn't let you down. I am just away.

You guys are going to LOVE this event...

Eamon
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #65356

Eamon Posted on: 04-Jun-2004, 12:03 AM

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Mike, Best of Luck! Wish you could use us folk as references, cause we are all big fans!

*aside* (when you get the job, be sure to give Paul a discount on servers! As fast as this place is growing, he is going to need it!)

Knock 'em dead MDF!

Eamon
  Forum: The Jester's Court  ·  Post Preview: #65355

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 11:51 PM

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What a great race! Ciaran raced well and stayed near the front the entire race. During the early laps, he consistently ran in the top 10, watching the break-aways, and looking to get a strong group to break with as well. unfortunately for Ciaran, the peleton slowed down the last few laps, allowing everyone to bunch up (though I did shout myself hoarse for Ciaran!). The last lap was incredibly fast, with 3 of the fastest teams in the world setting the pace (CSC Toscali, Aqua Sapone, and U.S. Postal). Fred Rodriguez won the sprint, and our Canadian friends should be proud of Gord Fraser who came in second (Gord won it 2 years ago).

Our man Ciaran Power came in 93rd, but that number doesn't show the courage he raced with. He gave it his all. This kid is going places.

Eamon
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #65354

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 11:35 PM

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I grew up in a house where St. Christopher rode in the car, St. Anthony was invoked if anything was lost, and St. Patrick ruled the roost! If someone brought a house, you had better give them a broom, some bread, and some money! (Hopefully Vicki will need these things!). I love (and miss) the little things my Grandparents did that were tradition back in Ireland. Lets keep them alive!

I agree with you Maggie! Let St. Joseph stand tall!

Eamon
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #65352

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 10:46 AM

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Dia is Muire duit, Danann!

I have my pencil and paper ready!

Eamon
  Forum: Gaelic Languages  ·  Post Preview: #65122

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 10:39 AM

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Janet, your going to love it here. Music and culture, and friends all over the world.

Eamon
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #65120

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 10:14 AM

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Ciaran Power, a cyclist racing for the Navigators team, took 5th place in the Wachovia race this past tuesday in Lancaster PA! Today he is racing in Trenton, NJ, and I am leaving work early to cheer him on. Ireland has a great history of Cycling, with Stephen Roche winning the Tour de France, and Sean Kelly winning several stages of the Tour. Power will be racing in the largest Pro-Cycling event in the US on Sunday.

Go Ciaran!

Eamon
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #65110

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 09:49 AM

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Ta' failte romhat, Dfilpus!

Yep, Witch of Westmorland was written by Archie Fischer, I believe, but I think Stan does the best version of it.

Eamon
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #65106

Eamon Posted on: 03-Jun-2004, 09:32 AM

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High folks! When did your family come to America?

My Great Grandmother, Mary Coyle, left Cresslough, County Donegal, in 1909 for Philadelphia. There she met a man, Joseph Gribbon (who became my Great Grandfather) and spent a year in Philly before returning to Creeslough. She intended to return to America in the Spring of 1912, but ol Joe wrote my Nana, and said: "If you don't come back to America right away, I am going to marry someone else!" My Nana got rid of the passage she had booked in April, and headed back to Philly aboard the S.S. Anchoria at the end of 1911, and got married.

The family legend also states that the passage that my Nana had booked for April of 1212 was aboard the S.S. Titanic, which as we all know was sunk on April 14th, killing Leonardo Di Caprio (and there was much rejoicing!).

Still working on my Mother side, which are Murphy's from County Cork.

Eamon
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