people who have managed their money carefully over many generations and increased the value of their holdings by careful financial management. Many of these people own a large estate and may also have a town house. They do not follow the popular fashion fads and wear good quality clothing that has a timeless look. Everything about them may be summed up in a few words GOOD TASTE and QUALITY
Most of the old money in Ireland belongs to the gentry and families with businesses established the 1800s and early part of the 1900s
Here are a few things that a shag may be like:
1. A shag is like a see saw: up and down.
2. A shag is like the tide: in and out.
3. A shag is like a sauna: it makes you sweat.
4. A shag is like a good curry: it makes you hot.
5. A shag is like a table without a cloth: it has four barelegs.
6. A shag is like a spade: a tool in a hole.
7. A shag is like an invitation: cum in
8. A shag is like a kid on a rocking horse: a ride to remember 9. A shag is like bad porridge: lumpy and sticky 10.A shag is like a cox’s orders: In, Out, In, Out, In Out
11.A shag is like praying: Oh God, Oh God, Oh God.
12.A shag is like an Irish man with a strange name: Orgas Mic
13.A shag is like a thing for joining things together: A Screw.
14.A shag is like a connection between railway carriages: Coupling 15.A shag is like a conversation: Intercourse
IF is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1836)
IF by Rudyard Kipling starts -
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowances for their doubting too;
......and ends ...
Yours is the earth and everything that's in it
And - which is more - you'll be a man, my son.
Colonel Paddy is how the late Colonel Robin Blair Mayne DSO (Three bars), Africa Star, Légion D'Honneur, Croix De Guerre & Palm, co founder of the SAS is known is his home town of Newtownards, Co. Down. Col. Paddy won numerous other medals during World War II
Robin Blair Mayne born at Newtownards, Co. Down on 11th January 1915 - died in a motoring accident near Newtownards on 14th December 1955. His reputation as a tough man was gained in the Boxing ring (he was the Irish Universities Heavyweight Champion) and on the Rugby field (six caps for the IrishRugbyteam and a member of the 1938 British Lions tour). It preceded him wherever he went. He became a legend in his own lifetime. Whenever someone today mentions the name Colonel Paddy many people are able to provide their own anecdote about the man.
Kildare (Cill Dara - Church of the Oaks) is a county in Ireland It is in the Province of Leinster and is South West of Dublin (the Capital of Ireland County Town - Naas
Pop. - approx. 164000.
Places of Interest - the historical town of Kildare; Maynooth where the National University of Ireland and St Patrick's College are situated and the Curragh Race Course
We live in the north of Ireland We make regular trips to Kildare to watch the horse racing at the Curragh. Yhere are many stud farms close to the Curragh. Driving past the Curragh in the early morning is a pleasant sight. You usually see strings of horses with their riders being exercised on the gallops.