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1Back to top Go down    Cluster Map on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:08 pm

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There are only 4 of us irish folk on the cluster map. Would be good to see the spread across the island and where we all are. More clustering is needed! Very Happy


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:47 pm

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Now there are 5 Smile , 2 North vs 3 South


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:14 pm

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@gmcq wrote:There are only 4 of us irish folk on the cluster map. Would be good to see the spread across the island and where we all are. More clustering is needed! Very Happy
Ok I give up! Where are you hiding the cluster map, will this lead to buried treasure, Maybe my location may unlock the whole thing................

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:35 pm

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@tom foley wrote:
@gmcq wrote:There are only 4 of us irish folk on the cluster map. Would be good to see the spread across the island and where we all are. More clustering is needed! Very Happy
Ok I give up! Where are you hiding the cluster map, will this lead to buried treasure, Maybe my location may unlock the whole thing................

Tom, on the portal page bottom right you will find the link to the map

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:06 pm

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Hi GMcQ.....

I cant remember where it is but I think I am on it....

Might as well get us all on it and show the world. Useful for planning trips. I am also discovering there are a lot of K owners out there that we dont know about.

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6Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:12 pm

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One of the BMW car forums I visit has some cards made up and leaves them on the model that they have to tell the owners about their forum, maybe we could do the same.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:20 pm

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I'd thought about doing this myself...leave a business card on the seat with our forum address on it.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:18 pm

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Excellent idea...time to test our design skills......I see heaps at work and none are members ....yet!!


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:23 am

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We could go further, perhaps.....a small, discreet sticker....about the size of those on Aussie number plate frames to be put on our own bikes. Just a thought......with the cards as well.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:42 am

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@gmcq wrote:
@tom foley wrote:
@gmcq wrote:There are only 4 of us irish folk on the cluster map. Would be good to see the spread across the island and where we all are. More clustering is needed! Very Happy
Ok I give up! Where are you hiding the cluster map, will this lead to buried treasure, Maybe my location may unlock the whole thing................

Tom, on the portal page bottom right you will find the link to the map

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Things are always where I never look. Thanks .I'll try and add my location.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:53 am

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Excellant ideas


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:43 pm

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ComberJohn was there and now he is not! Feel all alone up here


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:05 pm

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OK, I give up as well. How do I add my location to the map?

All I can do is navigate around it, there seems to be no way to pin myself.

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:15 pm

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In the portal page, click on Members Loacations and not on the map. When the page opens, enter your location in the box at the top of the page.

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15Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:32 pm

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@gmcq wrote:In the portal page, click on Members Loacations and not on the map. When the page opens, enter your location in the box at the top of the page.

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Indeed, I did that, and it brings me to carrigaline. But that's it. I have no option to mark that or pin it. Nothing happens on a right click, left click just navigates, and there is no button or other method on screen to mark it as my location.

Question

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(hope I'm not going to feel like a langer in a minute when someone points out the obvious)

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:36 pm

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Tried it myself with a different location, not working so you are not a langer! (What is a langer by the way?)

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17Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:38 pm

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[quote="gmcq"]Tried it myself with a different location, not working so you are not a langer! (What is a langer by the way?)

Its bound to be an unpleasant thing that attracts derision....we had a footy player called Alfie Langer...he was quite talented...so perhaps Cork is "quite talented" and short ..did I mention he was a tiddler.


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:51 pm

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[quote="Klompy the grey brick"]
@gmcq wrote:Tried it myself with a different location, not working so you are not a langer! (What is a langer by the way?)

Its bound to be an unpleasant thing that attracts derision....we had a footy player called Alfie Langer...he was quite talented...so perhaps Cork is "quite talented" and short ..did I mention he was a tiddler.

A Cork langer can an unpleasant thing or indeed even a term of endearment, It doesn't exactly translate to any other language Very Happy.
I'll leave it up to the Rebels to explain better as I'm only a bogman from across the border in The Kingdom Very Happy
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19Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 pm

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@Klompy the grey brick wrote:
@gmcq wrote:Tried it myself with a different location, not working so you are not a langer! (What is a langer by the way?)

Its bound to be an unpleasant thing that attracts derision....we had a footy player called Alfie Langer...he was quite talented...so perhaps Cork is "quite talented" and short ..did I mention he was a tiddler.

A Cork langer can an unpleasant thing or indeed even a term of endearment, It doesn't exactly translate to any other language Very Happy.
I'll leave it up to the Rebels to explain better as I'm only a bogman from across the border in The Kingdom Very Happy
Some more info here: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Vy_ADJVmg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Vy_ADJVmg[/quote[/url]]

A bogman or bogbeast is someone from fermanagh! Very Happy


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20Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:04 pm

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Hmmmm, it's late so I'll give the readers digest version for now. In the near future I will give a discourse on Cork slang.

A Langer, like a Baaastard in Oz can be both a term of endearment or insult, depending on inflection and adjectives used, and also your relationship with the recipient.

For example, if someone dear to you (almost exclusively male - another thing they have in common) does something really stupid (of the "hold my beer and watch this" variety), he could be called a langer, or a stupid langer. (Oz equivalent is "you stupid baaastard")

If you know someone who is an out and out edjit - you would say he is "an awful langer", pronounced "that goul, he's a-nawful (sic) laaaanger!" We'll cover goul in another lesson.

Unfotunately there is no American equivalent, as our American friends do not insult each other, even as terms of enderement Laughing

It is also another slang name for the male member, as in "look at the size of his langer"

It is also a slang term for being drunk and disorderly (somethimes as a badge of male pride), as in "Jeezus, I was langers last night, I got the gawks (I vomited with gusto) all over the gaff (the establishment)".

Hope this is of assistance

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21Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:12 pm

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Corkboy that was beautiful....Slanga va to you and I agree that our American cousins are far too polite to call each other nasty names...to us Bastaaard is a virtual post script to every meeting...ie lucky bastard, cheap bastard, good looking bastard etc etc...must use the langer term with our expat irish.


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22Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:13 pm

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I can see the next meeting turning into some interesting discussion.......let see if our Australian friends on the Big Island can decode among the Irish Eccentrics any of the following locations:

a Jackeen,

a Langer,

a Cat,

A Man from the Kingdom,

a Rebel County Man,

a Garden County man,

a Banner County Man,

a Bogman, a Culchie,

a Wee Mon [got that from my Grandad]...

Locally in Cork the tradition was to take a trip down Pana and maybe meet a few ghouls on the way. In any other county a 'fifty' was exactly that, a step thru' Honda 50. In Cork it has a different meaning- if you got a fifty it meant you wouldnt be jagging or getting a flea.

We speak in codes over here, but in truth the camaradarie that has grown up on this site is second to none, long may it continue.

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23Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:35 pm

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@Corkboy wrote:Hmmmm, it's late so I'll give the readers digest version for now. In the near future I will give a discourse on Cork slang.

A Langer, like a Baaastard in Oz can be both a term of endearment or insult, depending on inflection and adjectives used, and also your relationship with the reciprient.

For example, if someone dear to you (almost exclusively male - another thing they have in common) does something really stupid (of the "hold my beer and watch this" variety), he could be called a langer, or a stupid langer. (Oz equivalent is "you stuped baaastard")

If you know someone who is an out and out edjit - you would say he is "an awful langer", pronounced "that goul, he's a-nawful (sic) laaaanger!" We'll cover goul in another lesson.

Unfotunately there is no American equivalent, as our American friends do not insult each other, even as terms of enderement Laughing

It is also another slang name for the male member, as in "look at the size of his langer"

It is also a slang term for being drunk and disorderly (somethimes as a badge of male pride), as in "Jeezus, I was langers last night, I got the gawks (I vomited with gusto) all over the gaff (the establishment)".

Hope this is of assistance

Corkboy.
According to my Cobh Uncle (who is a very healthy 97 ) the word "langer" was brought back from India by the Munster Fusiliers. Langur is a species of monkey that is very lithe and gracefully agile and can be a pesky creature at times. Of course the corkboys were renowned for spelling things their way and the letter "U" is generally omitted from the Cork alphabet as in this example... "Gwanwaywityaboy"

    

24Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:45 pm

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This gets more interesting......man from Kilkenny with an understanding of Cork....ah The Munster Fusileers....based at Charles Fort in Kinsale......Its worth a visit on one of runs if we do the south coast R600 route.....some nice places on that run.

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25Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:28 am

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:I can see the next meeting turning into some interesting discussion.......let see if our Australian friends on the Big Island can decode among the Irish Eccentrics any of the following locations:

a Jackeen,

a Langer,

a Cat,

A Man from the Kingdom,

a Rebel County Man,

a Garden County man,

a Banner County Man,

a Bogman, a Culchie,

a Wee Mon [got that from my Grandad]...


92KK santa

I'm feeling left out....There's no mention of
Biffo's,
Yella Bellies or
Sheepstealers
Crying or Very sad

This will help the interpratation......or not!


Thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaEOuucdplU



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26Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:52 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:This gets more interesting......man from Kilkenny with an understanding of Cork....ah The Munster Fusileers....based at Charles Fort in Kinsale......Its worth a visit on one of runs if we do the south coast R600 route.....some nice places on that run.

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Definitive proof(as if any were needed) that words are spelt differently in Cork........ :farao:

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:05 pm

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Thank you for the pointer on the Fusiliers.....having in my possession some contemporary watercolours of their miltary and dress uniforms I should have got that right...especially as a paid up member of McAlpines Fusiliers...... [can someone in Australia decode that one].

Back to 88KE.......sorry, trying to get some fun going.

Words which change hugely from one place to another:

Samuel Beckett: Kettle in Dublin and Kettle in Belfast.

Cappagh in Cork and Cappagh in Dublin.

Walsh in Cork and Walsh in Dublin.


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28Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:20 pm

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An overview of speaking the Northern Ireland Language depending on town/ county. The language is a bit strong so connect to links at own risk. Dont want CF kicking me off the forum!

An introduction by the Toll trolls to start things off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IZoa1UyFE

How to speak Lurgan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjl_u15oG9A

How to speak NI Student language. Connect at own risk, i take no responsibility for the words used!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLRmaRGoF4&feature=related

How to speak belfast, again at own peril!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJH3_mYFPYc

We also have jokes about other towns e.g.

What do you call a sheep tied to a lamp post in Ballymena?



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29Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:35 pm

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There are those who refer to the road from Cork to Limerick as the Kerry ByPass....


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30Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:42 pm

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We have similar e.g. whats the best road in carrickfergus? the road out! No offence to fergus folk Very Happy


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31Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:48 pm

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My favourite(???) irish slang term is Gee.....as in

Your're a right Gee-bag....

Anyone want to enlighten the masses....!!!!Very Happy

    

32Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:12 pm

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Where would I find the road from Cork to Dublin.....

On the ground.....


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33Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:30 pm

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"Norn Iron" good one.
As we have been to most places in Ireland we cant forget Limerick Very Happy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljPFZrRD3J8

BTW does anybody know how to add to the cluster map?

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34Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:09 pm

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Being originally from Norn Iron and now living in Dublin with a bunch of Jackeen's I am amused how this topic has gone off course ........

I was able to add myself to cluster map a few days ago - then realised it pinpointed where my bikes were - so moved the location to a different area but close to me.

Looking at the cluster map now the option to add location seems to be gone - maybe no more room on the map for anymore people :confused:


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35Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:37 pm

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@Ringfad wrote:Being originally from Norn Iron and now living in Dublin with a bunch of Jackeen's I am amused how this topic has gone off course ........

I was able to add myself to cluster map a few days ago - then realised it pinpointed where my bikes were - so moved the location to a different area but close to me.

Looking at the cluster map now the option to add location seems to be gone - maybe no more room on the map for anymore people :confused:

I don't think so, I looked at other cluster maps and they were still able to add ,even though there were many more names. (I saw there were 125 added so thought that was the limit before I tried).

On a cluster map, looks like you just click once to add yourself. Still don't know why our one isn't working.

Corkboy

    

36Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:52 pm

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[On a cluster map, looks like you just click once to add yourself. Still don't know why our one isn't working.

Corkboy[/quote]

MMMM something is a miss with this cluster thing....are there this many of you guys???

Dublin383
Carlow296
Cork194
Kildare36
Limerick19
Wexford9
Kilkenny8
Clare6
Wicklow3
Offaly3
Galway2
Louth2
Tipperary1


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37Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:40 pm

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@Klompy the grey brick wrote:

MMMM something is a miss with this cluster thing....are there this many of you guys???

Dublin383
Carlow296
Cork194
Kildare36
Limerick19
Wexford9
Kilkenny8
Clare6
Wicklow3
Offaly3
Galway2
Louth2
Tipperary1

I think those numbers might refer to the number of posts posts made from a particular area. I'm in Wexford but my service provider location is in Co Carlow. Cork = Avenger GT +92kk +Olaf + Corboy, Wexford = Trapper etc etc
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38Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:40 am

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is where my grandad was from....some of the most beautiful scenery in the country is there.....


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39Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:44 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Norn Iron

is where my grandad was from....some of the most beautiful scenery in the country is there.....

What part? I have been doing surveys this week in the north west. Getting some ideas for a road trip. I will take some pics tomorrow and upload.

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40Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:49 am

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Thanks for asking.....my Grandad was from up ComberJohn's way....I found where his house had been but gone, but his uncles house is still there, in Ballynahinch....He has three sisters who lived in Belfast and lived to a good age.

I have some very nice memories of wonderful places like Castlewellan, Warrenpoint, Ballyhornan, Bangor, Newcastle and more. When ComberJohn mentioned a Northern Trip it was a case of go for it and needless to say we were not disappointed. I intend to go up again for some exploration.

Some of the best scenery is way up north....I am sure there will be more well attended trips. I went up to the NorthWest 200 in 1975 and enjoyed that one too, some nice scenery along the north coast.

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41Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:14 am

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:GMcQ

Thanks for asking.....my Grandad was from up ComberJohn's way....I found where his house had been but gone, but his uncles house is still there, in Ballynahinch....He has three sisters who lived in Belfast and lived to a good age.

I have some very nice memories of wonderful places like Castlewellan, Warrenpoint, Ballyhornan, Bangor, Newcastle and more. When ComberJohn mentioned a Northern Trip it was a case of go for it and needless to say we were not disappointed. I intend to go up again for some exploration.

Some of the best scenery is way up north....I am sure there will be more well attended trips. I went up to the NorthWest 200 in 1975 and enjoyed that one too, some nice scenery along the north coast.

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http://www.irishphotorally.com

    

42Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:23 am

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Also consider these locations as vocalised by Van Morrison

"Coney Island" is a spoken-word song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and included on his 1989 album, Avalon Sunset. The narrative is accompanied by lush instrumentation which successfully[citation needed] contrasts with Morrison's thick Ulster brogue. The singer revisits his youthful trips with his mother to the seaside at Coney Island, in County Down, Northern Ireland. The trip from Belfast in the song names the localities of Downpatrick, St. John's Point, Strangford Lough, Shrigley, Killyleagh, Lecale District and Ardglass. The narrative vividly pictures a bright Autumn day of birdwatching, stopping for Sunday papers, and for "a couple of jars of mussels and some potted herrings in case we get famished before dinner." A reviewer noted: "You get a great rush of satisfaction here; in knowing that Van Morrison, despite his long, painful progress towards spiritual election, is still a ravenous foodie at heart."[1]

The village of Shrigley dating back to 1824 was replaced with modern homes and shops after 1968 but a restored village as seen by Morrison and his mother is being planned.[2]

The song ends with the spoken words:


Wouldn't it be great if it was like this all the time?


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43Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:12 pm

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Some of the best things have come from Norn Iron.....

Bushmills....see what gets priority....

Van Morrison.

Derek Bell.

Ulster Linen.

Shortts 360....

Harry Ferguson........tractors.

Pneumatic tyres....Dunlop....

Hamilton Harty....composer.

George Best...footballer....

Phil Coulter.....composer.....

Darren Clarke....golfer...

Sir James Galway.....flautist...

Its full of them....!!

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44Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:55 pm

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Don't forget the ill fated but Iconic DeLorean car!

PS I was on that Cluster map but now I'm gone and can't find the button to reinstate myself either!

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45Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:02 pm

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88KE wrote:Don't forget the ill fated but Iconic DeLorean car!

88

And don't forget the ill fated but iconic...Titanic

I saw the cranes used to build it in Harland and Wolfe. Big just doesn't do them justice.

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46Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:09 pm

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@Corkboy wrote:
88KE wrote:Don't forget the ill fated but Iconic DeLorean car!

88

And don't forget the ill fated but iconic...Titanic

I saw the cranes used to build it in Harland and Wolfe. Big just doesn't do them justice.

Corkboy

If you're talking about the 2 huge yellow cranes at the shipyard now then i've bad news for you. They are called Samson and Goliath and were built in 1969 and 1974.....Crying or Very sad

    

47Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:34 pm

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I was thinking we could start where we left off on the last trip to take in some mountain routes. Some pics I took this week.



Innishowen penninsula Donegal & Lough Foyle taken between Ballykelly & Greysteel



Looking down Lough Foyle, the lights are the runway at Derry City Airport



Benevenagh mountain



Bendradagh mountain



Sperrins from the Glenshane Pass



More Sperrins

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48Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:03 pm

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Nice pics GMCQ. thanks for posting.



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49Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:38 am

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superb pics ....thanks for posting ...!


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50Back to top Go down    Re: Cluster Map on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:52 pm

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@Corkboy wrote:.

Unfotunately there is no American equivalent, as our American friends do not insult each other, even as terms of enderement Laughing
Hope this is of assistance

Corkboy.

Is that why they all carry Guns as they do not know how to respond to insult or irony...

Great thread this i wonder where it will go next. How much does it cost to get a bike over from Hollyhead anyway ?

Lou

I suppose youd be expecting change, said the bar man in Killarny

Well yes says i, it was a 20 euro note !!!

Ha but with your discount it was more than that, but ill let you off

That was the last drink in that bar for me and the wife

It would be funny if it werent true

The lesson .... look for bars where locals drink not tourists

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