Owing to the rigorous streamlining of everything up here by our masters in Westminster, few of us Jocks have ever seen a 90 year old woman. So naturally we were eager to get the party going.
It’s all about the money – money that we’re certainly not going to benefit from. All that is expected from the Dubliners is that they settle down, have one too many pints, and let the real people get on with the business of lining their pockets.
So the cooking of the proverbial goose has been brought forward a few days. Just to add to the risk of breaking teeth on lead shot from the meat a doorway had to be removed so as to get a table (that had to be dismantled and re-assembled) from one room to another.
In all likelihood the Ho’din’ O’ Hogmanay predates the celebration of Christmas in Scotland. Believe it or not, Christmas is quite a new holiday in Scotland. It was only made a public holiday in 1958 and many places of work in the industrial south were still operational on the day well into the late 60s.
We’ve read all about the community in Nebraska, and I have to confess that I read it with some mirth, where a group of Atheists rented out all of the public space months in advance of Christmas to put up a Jesus free Christmas display where the town’s Nativity scene had traditionally been displayed.
Actually, when we take the time to read what they’ve been reading to us in church for two millennia we find that the script doesn’t match the performance; Christianity is meant to be a wee bit mental.
It was in this unassuming red-brick chapel that Eamonn Ceannt’s brigade fought off the British Army reinforcements as they arrived into the city at Kingsbridge (now Heuston) Station during the 1916 Easter Rising, and so there are many reasons why we are sad to see the building removed from the landscape.
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