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Re: Favourite Christmas Gifts
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First remembered gift TRICYCLE
gift 5 to 10 years of age SUBBUTEO FOOTBALL CONTINENTAL EDITION. NEARLY WORE THE PITCH OUT
gift 11 to 15 years of age DIVERS WATCH WITH LUMINOUS DIAL ( I COULD NOT SWIM AT THIS TIME
gift 16-20 I STRONGLY TOUTED FOR RECORD TOKENS/CASH AT THIS TIME FROM ABOUT SEPTEMBER ONWARDS

MUST ADD 60 PLUS . TICKETS FLIGHT ACCOMMODATION CAR HIRE BEING DRIVEN TO AND FROM FEILE 19 TO SEE HORSLIPS ETC IN THURLES AND A SURPRISE DETOUR TO BRAY WICKLOW ON THE WAY BACK AND A WELL SPENT AFTERNOON IN THE HARBOUR BAR BEFORE BEING LOADED BACK ONTO THE PLANE. HEAVEN!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A BETTER NEW YEAR

Posted on: 24/12/21 23:17
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Re: The End
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Very Sad news but not totally unexpected as none of us are getting younger. All should be grateful that Horslips came to their senses to reform for the exhibition and Rollback and the sensational 02 show in 2009 and so on. I first saw Horslips at Wembley Empire pool (now Arena ) supporting Thin Lizzy in the mid 70s . I last saw them at Feile 19 down at Thurles in Tipp which was a great night. They were introduced on stage by Dustin The Turkey. True > This was 40 years after I had last seen them at Hammersmith Odeon ( Now Apollo) on the American Tour in Feb 79.

I am sure that everybody will have been happy to see Horslips only ever on top form and would not want to see them perform below that level and become like Dylan or Van Morrison who will more than likely end up being wheeled on stage

Thanks to Horslips and the Horslips fans I have met over the years that have proven that quality over quantity is very true.

Good health and good luck to all

Posted on: 21/09/21 7:34
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ELVIS
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A guy picked up record at a music stall Wooden Leg by Elvis Presley. He said to the stall holder 'I thought it was Wooden Heart' 'You're right' he said 'that's a pirate copy'

Never mind, lockdown end in sight for all have a great summer

Posted on: 24/02/21 21:42
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Re: ROLL CALL FOR POSTERS
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Hi hope all and their own are all well in these mad times.
I am looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel now ( and hoping it is not an express train! ) I am looking forward mostly to going to see and hear live music again.
My, have we not taken that for granted the last xxx number of years. The last live acts I saw was in Sept 2019 at Feile with Sinead, The Stunning, Frank & Walters, and some lads called er The Horslips or something like that who I predict we could hear more of in the future.

My question is ( and be honest now ) what were your first music gigs (or concerts as they may have been known as back then)
My first gig was in 1967 at the age of around 10. my Mother and her old school friend took me to The Royal Albert Hall in London to see one of the first Irish boy bands, The Clancy Brothers. My next two gigs were in 1973/74, Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher. Although it was about 3 years later that I first actually saw those Johnny come lately's Horslips who were well worth waiting for and remain my all time favourites despite the fact that their fashion sense could never compete with The Clancy Brothers white Arran jumpers!!

Keep safe. Keep smiling, Keep saving to blow on concert/gig/show/ festival tickets
Good night & God bless

Posted on: 31/01/21 6:59
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BIRD WATCHING WITH SINEAD O'CONNOR
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With little else to do at the moment I am currently
bird watching with Sinead O'Connor. It's been seven owls and fifteen jays

I read that Aldi supermarkets are employing young lads to deliver newspapers. The headline was Aldi young dudes, carry the news

With my wife at home sine lockdown and me still working I am bombarded with jokes like this every night I thought you might suffer some of the pain as well !!

On a brighter note does anybody know the Horslips set list from Faile at Thurles last September

Hope all Horslips are keeping well and safe wherever they may be

Posted on: 11/07/20 6:08
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HORSLIPS AT TIPP
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Had a great time last Friday at Thurles. It was great to see Horslips again after all these years.
Arrived in Dublin Friday morning and drove down to Thurles
Lots of great music and it was great to meet a few Horslips fans around the stadium and merch tent. and got my elusive Tain tee shirt
Left Saturday morning and as we had an evening flight
my daughter drove me to Bray an old holiday haunt for my family when I was a kid. Had a pleasant afternoon down memory lane and a few pints of guinness in the Harbour Bar
A real blast from the past

Posted on: 27/09/19 1:25
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Re: HORSLIPS IN THURLES 20 SEPTEMBER
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Hi
Thanks for your very kind offer but my daughter has booked accommodation about 2 miles from the stadium which is about
30 minutes walk or 5 minutes if there are taxis. It is my birthday tomorrow and she has booked this as a birthday treat. Thanks again and it just goes to prove that not only are Horslips the greatest band but they also have the greatest fans.

Posted on: 01/09/19 19:14
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HORSLIPS IN THURLES 20 SEPTEMBER
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Hi
My daughter has bought me tickets for Horslips. I have to fly into Dublin Friday morning and then the train.
Does anyone have any rough idea what time Horslips will come on stage.

Posted on: 01/09/19 16:52
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Re: Guess who?
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Apart from the trousers he was looking cool for nearly 50 years ago. Nearly a museum piece

Was this picture taken during his audition to join Cream
where he was turned down because his trousers were too plain?

Thanks for putting up

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NOT A ZOO TO RECOMMEND
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A guy paid £20 entrance fee to visit his local zoo
Went to the lions den - empty
Went to the monkey house - empty
he went round all the cages and they were all empty except the last cage which had just one animal which was a dog.

It was a shit-zoo

Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all Horslips fans

Posted on: 05/12/16 7:07
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JOHN LENNON
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Did you hear about the guy who sold all his John Lennon
records, autographs and memorabilia on ebay?

Imagine all the paypal !

sorry about that one thought it best to share the suffering.

Posted on: 30/11/16 18:07
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Re: Leonard Cohen dies.
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Unfortunately, just like Horslips, they don't make them like this anymore

Posted on: 14/11/16 18:03
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Dreaming of Horslips
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Having seen the ageless 77 year old Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, with Brinsley Shwarz and Graham Parker as support act at the Shepherds Bush Empire last Friday. I couldnt help thinking how brilliant it would be if Horslips did a short UK tour. remembered seeing Horslips play just up the road from there at what was then Hammersmith Odeon now Apollo.
We can dream

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Re: Anybody remember Trumpton
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Apart from pugh pugh barney mcgrew cuthbert dibble and Grob-no

Posted on: 14/11/16 17:55
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HORSLIPS TOPPLED FROM TITLE OF IRELANDS GREATEST??
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Hi all

Er no not quite , but a recent scoop from Irelands Own has revealed that Elvis Presley's family hail from Hacketstown in Co Carlow, although their headline states that Elvis hails from Hacketstown There is now an Elvis festival in Hacketstown which unfortunately finished on September 13. Read the article below or go to Irelands Own website to see a photo of ElviS with Eagle Hill behind him ( I think that Elvis possibly did not ever get to Hacketstown and the picture of him there just might have been super- imposed)


Elvis hails from Hacketstown – Celia Murphy explains further
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Imagine what it would have been like when we were growing up in the sixties and playing on Eagle Hill with the the future king of rock and roll Elvis Aaron Presley. As a young child living in Hacketstown, having Eagle Hill in our midst was a real treasure. It was our very own big playground, during our summers, running through the ferns, climbing the rocks, sliding down the side of the hill and playing cowboys and Indians.

Imagine how exciting it would have been to have Elvis as your best friend, calling to his home to play or having a good sing-song. But, unfortunately, we never had that privilige as his great, great, great, great-grandfather fled from his home at the foot of Eagle Hill in 1755.

We have now learned so much about the ancestery of the Presley family. The Elvis connection to Hacketstown was discovered a few years ago when an American genealogist made contact with a Carlow genealogist, Micheal Purcell. Micheal was later to visit America to verify the connection.

There was various media reports on the story but it was not followed up on for a number of years. Follow-on investigations have discovered more evidence of the link when baptismal records of the Presleys were found in Aghowle church of Ireland Co. Carlow, dating back to 1701.
Members of the Presley family lived in the area until the 1920s.

William Presley, who is the great great great great-grandfather of Elvis, bought land in Hacketstown in 1654 from a John Richmond who was himself a soldier. In 1775, William had a dispute over the land and was attacked by some Yeomen. They assaulted him very badly, beating him with swords and sticks.

He was unable to continue living at the foot of Eagle Hill, Hacketstown, and decided to leave our shores for America. William and his family were to settle initially in New Orleans and later they moved to South Carolina where his son Dunnan was born. After about a year or so they moved to Tennessee.

William himself passed away in 1802, many years after leaving Hacketstown. His son Dunnan married twice and also had a son called Dunnan, born in 1863. He went on to have a daughter called Rosella, who had many children out of wedlock.

One of her sons was called Jessie Presley. It was he who married Minnie May and they had a son called Vernon Elvis Presley in 1916. And in 1933 Vernon married Gladys Love Smith and went on to have a beautiful son who arrived into the world at 4:35 am on the 8th January 1935 at their small two-roomed house in Tupelo, Mississippi. They named him Elvis Aaron Presley.

What you may not know is that his identical twin brother, Jessie Garon Presley, arrived stillborn thirty five minutes before Elvis. Glayds had a very difficult birth and was very ill afterwards, needing hospital care.

Elvis was to grow up an only child but became very close to his parents, especially his mother. His family were members of the Assembly of God Church and this is where he found his love and inspiration for music. He was to grow up and become the king of rock and roll with his songs played all over the world, even to the present day.

After this amazing discovery and the great work of Micheal Purcell this link could not be left without being marked in some way.

So the work began and Hacketstown had its first Elvis Festival in October last year which was a great success, so much so that they are now getting ready for the second big Elvis Festival which will be taking place in Hacketstown from Friday, September 11th, to Sunday 13th.

We will have Elvis Rocking Through The Years, Elvis Impersonator Of The Year Show, Childrens X-Factor, Punch and Judy Show. From 2pm on Sunday there will be live music by Ray Dolan of the Joe Dolan and the Drifters fame…and many more exciting events.
You can check it out on the website elvisrootshacketstown.com/upcoming-events.
Elvis lived a great life of music and was married to his wife Priscilla from 1967 – 1973, the couple had one daughter Lisa Marie Presley. The singer died on 17th August 1977 in Memphis Tennessee America. What a story about such a legend and to think it all started at the foot of Eagle Hill, Hacketstown, all those years ago.

Posted on: 21/09/15 6:51
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CONVERTED AT CROKE PARK
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I was on holiday in Ireland in July/August staying with some old friends and I was taken on a surprise trip to Croke Park to see the All Ireland Gaelic football quarter finals between my friends County Kildare and Kerry followed by Dublin v Fermanagh. I had only seen a couple of games on TV before this and had watched 'soccer' since I was about 8 year old.
I was amazed at the size and quality of Croke Park, both games were very exciting and although Kerry hammered Kildare with 7 2nd half goals it was a great day out with a crowd of 60,000 and a great true sporting atmosphere.

What struck me most was the vast difference between this crowd all supporting 4 different teams and the supporters mingling and having a chat and a laugh with each other with no trouble and the hostile tribal atmosphere often found at large soccer grounds

I like rugby but these games were flowing fast with very few stoppages.

Now I am back in England and looking forward to seeing the final on tv between Kerry and Dublin or Fermanagh.

As a follower of Charlton Athletic I look back over the years at how many shots they have put over the bar and reckon they could have won a few All Ireland finals themselves !!!!

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Re: Website off?
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Hi

I have not been able to access the site since last Wednesday both on home and work pcs. Thought admin hadnt paid the monthly phone/internet bill!!!

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Re: Music
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BTO would find some of the answers to their questions in Mark Putterford's book
Phil Lynott The Rocker. I think Thin Lizzy had some financial backing in the hope/expectancy of making it big and they did

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Dancehall Sweethearts HELP
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Can any fantasiacs help.

Does anybody know if and where I can get a Dance Hall sweethearts t shirt ? The one with the clown poster

They don't appear to have them or any other shirts on the merch page anymore.

I lost mine on holiday last summer down near Dingle. (No not in a card game)
So if anybody sees Fungi the dolphin with a Horslips t shirt on this summer, Its mine!!!!

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Re: Stuck in house 3 days only allowed one album......
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I would have Treasury or live at the 02 by Horslips depending on which is longest. If best ofs or doubles are not allowed then Dancehall Sweethearts

and the non Horslips album would be Ian Hunter and the Rant Band live in UK 2010

Great fun but a scary thought to have only two albums in three days. Like Horslips, we would be 'Shaking all over'
If by a dreadful coincidence The Taff gets stuck in his house for 3 days and only finds himself with 2 albums contact the Fantasians day or night and emergency supplies of cds will be sent

The Rory Gallagher 74 box set was mentioned but it would take 4 days to play it

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