Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Convent St, Listowel Rugby, some shops and puisín

 This St. Patrick's Day reflection is a bit long but is well worth reading.

Making Magic Happen is a short film about Writers' Week. It was filmed last year in Listowel and includes some archive footage. It will be shown at the Dingle Film Festival on March 18. The trailer is here;


When I was walking in the town park on Sunday there was another Rugby match in progress. It looked to me like our boys were being defeated!


Some more preparations for the national holiday.


This shop has moved from Olde Mill Lane to Market St.


  Michael Healy brought us this old picture of the Convent Street

Below is how it looks today


The following unbelievable story appeared in The Irish Echo  in Australia yesterday

A Perth builder has published an online ad for a bricklayer which stipulates that NO IRISH need apply.
The ad, published on the free online classifies site Gumtree, reads “Bricklayer needed ASAP. $250 a day, no part-time workers and NO IRISH”.
Such language was commonly seen in Britain in the 1950′s and 1960′s and led to overt racism against the Irish causing enormous distress.
The ad has become a major topic of discussion online with the advertiser’s apparent home address being published.
The man who placed the ad defended the move stating that he was sick of Irish people applying for jobs with no experience.
“I have no trouble with Irish people,” he told the Irish Independent in Dublin, but he would not disclose his full name or the name of the company he works for.
“But I’ve had to fire a number of people. I’ve had lots of Irish people say they have experience bricklaying but come over and have no clue how to lay bricks.
“I’m very busy and don’t have time to be watching over them.”
He reportedly added that he is well aware of the anti-discriminatory legislation in Australia.
A spokesman for the Australian Embassy in Dublin told the newspaper: “The Australian Government has no tolerance for racism and discrimination and this is reflected in a broad range of anti-discrimination legislation in Australia. The Government has an unwavering commitment to a multicultural Australia and greatly welcomes the contribution made by people of all backgrounds , regardless of origin, gender, or colour, to Australia’s culture, society, and prosperity,” he added.


Finally, in answer to queries, puisín is doing well.

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