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St. Patrick's Day

17 March 2017 14:17:26

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What an early week we had regarding weather. However we have the typical St. Patrick's weather to day. It isn't too badn not raining so far. I was watching thr parade in Dublin, a bit disappointed with it, however I am looking forward to the All-Ireland Club finals, on TG4. The garden is looking good from the point of shrubs. Forsythia and Kerria japonica Plenafloria are looking better than ever and early too.


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 March 2017 14:39:33

Horrible day here in Dublin, Dick. Keep warm and enjoy the game.

Dick Dick 17 March 2017 16:48:25

You can be sure Jacinta. I have been inside a lot to day and saw Cuala winning the Club Hurling final, the first Dublin side to win an All-Ireland Club Hurling title. The footballers have done it in the past. The weather is not to bad here, temperature about 10C and not much rain but a day for indoor entertainment.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 March 2017 17:13:24

My little grandson is very disappointed with the dubs win. He has been fanicated with the hurling. Just starting to rain here now. We had a walk along the strand this morning and it was nice and sunny, but windy. Also did a little garden, sowed a few scallion and lettuce seeds in modules and put out some Mange Tout.

Jackie Jackie 17 March 2017 19:11:07

Hope you enjoyed the hurling Dick......it was a lovely morning here and we went for our usual walk and really enjoyed it. But then about 1pm the heavens opened and the wind started to howl and it turned out a very dirty St Patricks Day......which is usual isnt it!! Roll on our good weather again soon.

Dick Dick 17 March 2017 19:23:25

I mentioned indoor entertainment. I am disgusted that RTE did not have a special programme for St. Patrick's Day. The parade showed nothing that would suggest anything Irish or religious. After the six one news there was nothing that would give the idea as to what day it was except that it was a Friday. Shame on RTE.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 March 2017 21:02:48

A pretty poor celebration alright Dick. We had our own little parade here in Borris and there was much good humour. Not a gardening day!

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 17 March 2017 21:45:06

I think the celebrations are better run abroad now. I haven't done a parade in years not since the girls grew up ! 

Glad I left my potatoes upstairs chitting . The ground is still too cold and next weeks weather is for frost !


Good win for the Kerry boys Dick. 

Fleurette Fleurette 18 March 2017 23:19:25

Dick, I cannnot join in the recriminations regarding RTE, because generally I have no reception as we under a hill, and our signals come across the water from the Limavady transmitter.

"Daughter dear" was here, as she usually is for St. patrick,  and in spite of the pouring rain, she and her lifelong friends went in to Moville and enjoyed the parade.  Last year, our Garden Club entered a float, but not this year.  

Dick, regarding Slaughtneil and the football, I heard a lovely comment from their manager.  The interviewer was making a comparison to Ballinderry, who had won 48 yrs ago.  "Ach," says he, "Ballinderry at least has a shop, Slaughtneil can only lay claim to grass" .  

Didn't Ireland play brilliantly this evening?   

Dick Dick 28 March 2017 17:47:51

Margo and Declan, while a native of Munster, I wasn't really shouting for  the Kerry side. I would have loved to see Slaughtneil winning. What a great lot they are with Hurling, Football and Camogie. My first job was in Derry so I would have favoured the Derry side. Looking at a map you would have a job to find this place. Of course it was possible to find it using the computer but as you said: "Ballinderry at least has a shop, Slaughtneil can only lay claim to grass" and when playing on the grass, they make good use of it.


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