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    Who knows what will happen. The vicissitudes & humours of history & nation can be baffling even to those that hold the handle.

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    I think the fact that I'm not English per se helped me

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    The wicker man, I couldn't help noticing, was built and full of kindling

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    I was at the gaol today. A bitter wind blew flecks of snow into my face as I stood on the spot where Connolly bled while strapped to a chair and shot.

    A Canadian man started crying as the guide pointed up to the flag.

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    How did you know he was Canadian?

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    He held a gun to his head and demanded to see his passport

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiels View Post
    How did you know he was Canadian?
    The guide asked where everyone was from at the start.

    Quite dignified. Late 50s, early 60s, tears welling up.

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    Its a very resonant space. Had more of an impact on me than I expected.

    I pity the brits who head along unforewarned though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Its a very resonant space. Had more of an impact on me than I expected.

    I pity the brits who head along unforewarned though.
    What is it? We don't get taught this stuff at school

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    The prison in Dublin were most nationalists were imprisoned and where they executed the leaders of the 1916 rebellion (and a couple of my great grand relatives) sparking the war of independence, the civil war, and eventually the formation of the republic.

    Worth a visit.

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    Should have told him that thing people say about it not being our job to educate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiels View Post
    Should have told him that thing people say about it not being our job to educate them
    Emotional labour

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