We're trying to collect our friends together - but it requires tearing them all away from family things. Anyone else free for a New Year's in Montreal? I have a friend who makes a killer punch (no hangover! sincerely!)
And Joe, how many Balley-somethings are there in Ireland, anyway? I like Balleymoney best. Sounds so... promising!
Tway, Bally means 'Town' as far as i can gather, from the Gaelic 'Baile-atha', which is a prefix to A LOT of placenames in Ireland. The Gaelic for Dublin is 'Baile atha Cliath', Raven you would probably know what that means? Ballybofey probably comes from 'The town of Faich(ra)' (Faichra is a boys name in Ireland, he was one of the Children of Lir in the Irish folk legend).
Isn't the internet brilliant!
hiya, Baile Atha Cliath means 'Town of the Ford of the Hurdles' . but depending on who you are talking to they sometimes refer to Dublin as 'Dubh Linn' which is a viking word meaning black lake or something like that anyway.... my gaeilge etc isn't the best....
Dublin - Dubh Linn means Blackpool, named after Blackpool in England when the invsion took place.
Remember Linn Snabha - Swimming Pool. God i do remember Irish after all.
I remember 'Clar Dubh' means 'blackboard' so that sounds about right.
Right you are Joe. Looks like neither of us is doing much work today.
You're very lucky having planned a nice New Year's Eve party with your family. I'm not doing anything this year. It's gonna be quiet this year with very little family around.
ah well i'm hoping to be away next year!
Ah, its just lucky. The wedding is dragging people from all corners to Donegal, itll be brilliant craic though.
Where do you reckon you'll be next year? Barring disasters i'll be in Oz.
WeeJoe - your NYE sounds pretty perfect to me - have fun mate.
I will bring the new year in at Sydney harbour and watch the fireworks and think of my family in Scotland while i take a few wee dram's and beer's.And sing Auld lang syne.
leaving NZ the 28th spending NYs in guadarajara mexico....should be interesting