P.J. Francis
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St. Patrick's Day parade

Once upon a time only large cities held parades on Saint Patrick's Day. Now many towns and villages have their own parades.
Mar 13, 2016
brendan woods commented on P.J. Francis's blog post A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac
"theres a great cafe just beside entrance to donard park in newcastle,NIKKIES  the best there is in newcastle by far"
Mar 4, 2016
brendan woods commented on P.J. Francis's blog post A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac
"super macs, burger king,in most towns in ireland , also subway"
Mar 4, 2016

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That's Just How It Was commented on P.J. Francis's blog post A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac
"A long, long  time ago, we woudl visit Supermac , the height of sophistication for my then young children, Have not been in one since the, to many years ago to remember.. "
Feb 25, 2016

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That's Just How It Was liked P.J. Francis's blog post A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac
Feb 25, 2016
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A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac

I did not eat out very much on my 2015 visit to Ireland. For most of the time I had cooking facilities available for my exclusive use. It was practical as I was being fiscally prudent. I spent some time at the home of my sister, Bernie, and her husband, Kieran, who are enthusiastic cooks. (Or should that be cooking…See More
Feb 22, 2016
Gerry Regan liked P.J. Francis's blog post Supermac's
Feb 20, 2016

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Joe Gannon commented on P.J. Francis's blog post Supermac's
"We've seen the Superac's over there in several places. We went into one and got a burger in Dublin, on O'Connell Street, I think, just to say we'd done it once. It wasn't bad, about on the level with similar US fast food…"
Feb 17, 2016

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That's Just How It Was commented on P.J. Francis's blog post Not-So-Welcome Change Comes to Irish Postal Delivery
"P.J Francis, sure tis only in Ireland that Postcodes can cause upheaval. and tis only in Ireland  that my soul belongs. I read your article with a smile on my face , just thinking about the people in the town where I originate from. It will be…"
Feb 17, 2016
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Feb 15, 2016
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Feb 15, 2016
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Not-So-Welcome Change Comes to Irish Postal Delivery

  “But I don’t live in Galway,” a County Clare man said to me regarding his new postal address.His mail is sorted in Galway City.Ireland has introduced postal codes for the first time to increase the efficiency of the letter / parcel delivery system. As with other countries, the post office is suffering in the face of the…See More
Feb 13, 2016
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A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

I did not eat out very much on my 2015 visit to Ireland. For most of the time I had cooking facilities available for my exclusive use. It was practical as I was being fiscally prudent. I…

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Not-So-Welcome Change Comes to Irish Postal Delivery

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

  

“But I don’t live in Galway,” a County Clare man said to me regarding his new postal address.

His mail is sorted in Galway City.

Ireland has introduced postal codes for the first time to increase the efficiency of the letter / parcel…

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The Memoirs of Thomas Francis

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

My father, Thomas Francis, was born in 1901. He lived his entire life on a farm situated in the townland of Muckinish West between Ballyvaughan and Bell Harbour in the Burren region of County Clare. He died in 1991. He left a copybook…

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Irish Dance Halls Gone, But the Marriages and Music Live On

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

The number if married couples in Ireland who met in dance halls is considerable. That is particularly true of people who were married in the '60s and '70s. At that time, dancing was Ireland’s most popular pastime among young people. It was not…

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