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Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 567 – Ghost Riders, Porker Spinner & Never Sass The Duke

Friday, 11 January 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

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Bíodh Lá Shona Naomh Pádraig, nó greim dom!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Exactly Four Are Not Irish

The four in front are not Irish, but the back three are. Just sayin’.
I bet the Erins go Bleaugh within the hour.

On the other hand, this is pretty cool.

ballyroon-holed-stone

There are a few remaining holed stones in Ireland. There is one in Co. Antrim and in Co. Louth and lucky for me there’s one in my native Co. Cork! This is the Ballyroon standing stone which is situated in West Cork on the Sheep’s Head road. This imposing stone is 2.25 metres in height unfortunately it is not standing and is only propped up on a smaller stone. The most striking feature is the beautifully carved round hole which runs through the stone. According to a local historian

The hole in the stone  is narrow on  one side and wide on the other. The man had a bigger hand and he put his hand  through the wide side and the woman put her hand through the narrow side. They made their promises when they put their  hands through the stone.

[1st image found in here; 2nd image with description found here. Previous St. Patrick’s Day posts here.]

My favorite Irish song is Nell Flaherty’s Drake for various reasons. Here’s the tune:

Stay safe driving home tomorrow so you can still wake up on Wednesday and call in to work stupid.

Tall Order

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tall Bride

[Found in here.]

Freebirds

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

[Found here.]

Something’s just not right.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Disturbing_English Russia

Suck It_Time Travels 090524

Child Pageant FAIL

[Found here, here (via here), and from page 4 of the June 2009 issue of Smithsonian.  Might have to create a new category for stuff like this.]

Blackening the Bride

Sunday, 13 July 2008

This is one way to blacken a bride. Atypical Events collected some odd wedding customs from around the world, and describes “blackening the bride” as:

“In the Scottish pre-wedding tradition of “Blackening the Bride,” The bride is taken by surprise and covered with foul substances, such as eggs, various sauces, feathers, and well you name it…

“The bride to be, officially blackened, is then paraded around town, and of course a few pubs, for all to see.”

I like the picture better without the description.


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