In 1907 the word “shift” (then a woman’s undergarment) caused the audience viewing ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ by John Millington Synge to become boisterous with their objections to mentioning an undergarment. Lady Gregory one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre where the play was bring performed asked WB Yeats what she should [...]
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Pat Donnelly died and according to custom, was waked at his house and the body prepared by close relatives, Sheila and Dan. Sheila washed and dressed Pat in his Sunday best and Dan was left to do the shaving. When Sheila observed the finished body, she wasn’t pleased with Dan’s job and told him so. [...]
A vacationing American fisherman tried to catch something for 2 weeks to no avail. Finally, on the last day, he caught a small salmon. “Dan”, he said to his gillie (professional fishing guide), “that one fish cost me $800.00,” to which Dan replied, “Now weren’t you lucky you didn’t catch two”.
After hitting her husband on the head with a frying pan, Bridget demanded to know who ‘Jerry’ was as she had found a slip of paper in Pat’s pocket with that name on it. Pat replied that was the name of the horse he bet on last week. “Well,” says Bridget, “your horse just phoned,” [...]
A newspaper clipping in Dublin read: “Half the council are crooks” but was asked to remove it. The next week, the following heading appeared: “Half the council are not crooks.”
Seamus walks into a men’s clothing store in Manhattan and tells the clerk he’s looking for a suit. Max the clerk tells him he’s in luck. “If you buy this suit for $800.00, then you can have a second one for half price.” Seamus says: ‘You don’t understand. I don’t want to spend that much [...]
Pat and Mike were on their way home from the McGrath’s pub in Dingle and the moon was shining brightly. Pat says to Mike, “Which do you think is the farthest, the moon or Dublin?” Mike looked at him and said,”You must be joking, can you see Dublin from here?”
Seamus was hailed as the most intelligent man in Ireland and was selected by the Mensa Board to enter the English Mastermind Competition. At the competition in London, Seamus was asked by the MC what his special subject was to which he replied, “Irish History.” The MC asked, “What year did the Easter Rising take [...]
Two senior citizens were discussing their husbands over tea. Bridget says, “I do wish Pat would stop biting his nails. It’s very annoying.” To which Mary answers, “My Mike used to do that, but I broke him of the habit.” How?,” asks Bridget. “I hid his teeth.”
In teaching about Jonah and the whale, the teacher explained that it was impossible for the whale to have swallowed Jonah because a whale has a very small throat. One little girl insisted it had happened. The teacher became irritated and said again it was impossible. To which the wee girl replied, “When I get [...]