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One way of getting home from the pub in rural areas in Ireland when you have missed the bus is to call emergency and say you are having a heart attack. When an attending physician called for a charge for this he was out voted because of the danger of a legitimate call.

Go raíbh maíth agaíbh! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

In the name of old Erin, here’s wishing you cheer,
Good luck and good fortune for many a year. 

Road Sign Raises Eyebrows

A road sign in Co Down raised some eyebrows. The sign directed motorists to the local cemetery and on the same sign was the directions to the recycling center.

Two Russian bombers entered Irish airspace in Feb. They flew at 27,000 ft. along the eastern, southern and western coast before heading to England. It is thought that Russia was communicating annoyance at U.K.’s stand on the Ukraine.

The town of Midleton, Co Cork, will be installing a sculpture of 9 eagle feathers to thank the Choctaw Indians for their support during the Great Hunger. In 1847, they donated $170.00 for relief of the hungry. In today’s terms, this would amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Sixteen years previously President Jackson had forced their tribe off their land and re-located them to Oklahoma in a 500 mile trek which became known as the “Trail of Tears”.

The Women’s Museum of Ireland was founded in 2012 in Dublin. It aims to promote recognition of the role played in Irish history both in Ireland and abroad. It educates the public of the contributions of women to cultural, political and social issues.

Rose Kennedy Quote

“Birds sing after a storm, why shouldn’t we?”

Edward McManus III is a Branch Manager for the second largest building products distributor in  the United States. Ed has more than 32 years’ experience in the building products industry.  He is an active member in the AOH, Irish American Unity Conference and now Conway Mill Trust. He looks forward to getting involved in different charities that Conway Mill Trust supports. Ed has lived in the Pittsburgh area all his life and is humbled to be part of such a great organization.


Tripe, or sheep’s stomach, was a common dish to be eaten on Saturday. It was sliced and cooked for a couple of hours with onions and milk. Tripe can still be found in markets, especially around Cork.

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