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The Gathering 2013

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  • 11-05-2012 6:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 40


    diaspora to come home to where the heart is.
    Taoiseach Enda Kenny urged the 70 million people worldwide of Irish descent, and even those who just want a touch of Irishness, to make a trip to the Emerald Isle next year to be part of The Gathering 2013
    Villages and towns in every county have been urged to stage events celebrating their history to attract their long lost emigrants for a holiday back home.

    The gathering 2013 were the same budget is given and spent but with the help of the people to organise and get people to go (through force if necessary),
    The government and tourism board are clearly idiots with no ideas, no plans no additional funding no big name faces no special events.
    Poor Planning to boost the tourism part of our economy:(
    Edited to show what The gathering is about ok brummytom Omackeral
    Sorry for un-informed post


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 378 ✭✭I_smell_fear


    I unreservedly agree *backs out of thread smiling and nodding*


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭The Snipe


    What?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    Kony13?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,389 ✭✭✭mattjack


    The gathering 2013 were the same budget is given and spent but with the help of the people to organise and get people to go (through force if necessary),
    The government and tourism board are clearly idiots with no ideas, no plans no additional funding no big name faces no special events.
    Poor Planning to boost the tourism part of our economy:(

    May the force be with you


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 18,184 ✭✭✭✭Lapin


    The Snipe wrote: »
    What

    The


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  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko


    Calls for diaspora to be part of ‘The Gathering 2013’ to boost tourism
    A call has been made to Ireland's diaspora to come home to where the heart is. Taoiseach Enda Kenny urged the 70 million people worldwide of Irish descent, and even those who just want a touch of Irishness, to make a trip to the Emerald Isle next year to be part of The Gathering 2013
    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/calls-for-diaspora-to-be-part-of-the-gathering-2013-to-boost-tourism-3105170.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,572 ✭✭✭✭brummytom


    http://www.thegatheringireland.com/
    The Gathering Ireland 2013 is about the people of Ireland throwing open our arms and inviting anyone with a connection to our country to come and visit.

    It’s about asking anyone who has Irish blood, a link to Ireland, or even just a love of our country – to join us for a series of amazing and diverse events throughout 2013.

    This is what the OP's talking about. Though what he's actually saying... not a clue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,389 ✭✭✭mattjack


    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    biko wrote: »
    Calls for diaspora to be part of ‘The Gathering 2013’ to boost tourism
    A call has been made to Ireland's diaspora to come home to where the heart is. Taoiseach Enda Kenny urged the 70 million people worldwide of Irish descent, and even those who just want a touch of Irishness, to make a trip to the Emerald Isle next year to be part of The Gathering 2013
    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/calls-for-diaspora-to-be-part-of-the-gathering-2013-to-boost-tourism-3105170.html

    Thanks for posting in a readable manner, I'll use this as the OP instead!

    I saw the Six One news this evening. They started with this cringe-inducing opening line. ''Everyone wants to be Irish.'' Emmm I'm pretty sure not everyone wants to be! How ignorant is that statement?

    I reckon it'll just be an Ultra Paddy's Day with even more Plastics than usual.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Shiny Cactus


    mattjack wrote: »
    May the force be with you

    what force, the force of 1/32th Irish Americans looking for pints of Guinness and me selling the wrong direction maps:pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,500 ✭✭✭✭DEFTLEFTHAND


    Sounds like a pathetic attempt to get people to come here and say how much they love the Oirish, while fleecing them of their tourist dollar.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 830 ✭✭✭Born to Die


    The Snipe wrote: »
    What?
    Lapin wrote: »
    The

    FCUK :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 343 ✭✭Geansai Rua


    Are they funding this or just expecting people to fundraise?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,653 ✭✭✭Ghandee


    Kenny basically saying he's bled dry the four million or so permanent residents of the island, and wants fresh blood.



    Gee Chad, this Guinness is mighty fine, beats the stuff we're sold in Wisconsin.
    Sure does Bud, but it's mighty expensive at six euro and fifty cent a pint!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    Sounds like a pathetic attempt to get people to come here and say how much they love the Oirish, while fleecing them of their tourist dollar.

    Exactly what I was about to say.

    Its bangs of desperation and I find it embarrassing to be honest.

    Tourists should want to come here because its good value (which its not), the culture (which is good), the craic (which we all know is mighty on a Saturday night in any A&E) etc. Not just because their budgie's second cousin thrice removed came from ballygodknowswhere...

    As I said, I get why its being done but its pathetic and embarrassing all the same...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,277 ✭✭✭Archeron


    Sounds like a cheap horror film about a large amount of warlocks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Shiny Cactus


    Are they funding this or just expecting people to fundraise?

    Generally yeah no increase in the tourism budget and they want villages and towns to organise events for it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,207 ✭✭✭decisions


    mattjack wrote: »

    May the force be with you

    And also with you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 343 ✭✭Geansai Rua


    Generally yeah no increase in the tourism budget and they want villages and towns to organise events for it

    Well that's miserable..
    Here we have this great idea that will bring all these tourists in..

    But that's it, an idea! U don't get anything else....


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,802 ✭✭✭✭suicide_circus


    Isnt the gathering some sort of card game played by young male pox riddled virgins?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,391 ✭✭✭✭mikom


    diaspora to come home to where the heart is.
    Taoiseach Enda Kenny urged the 70 million people worldwide of Irish descent, and even those who just want a touch of Irishness, to make a trip to the Emerald Isle next year to be part of The Gathering 2013

    "Come home to Intern-land."

    F.O.A.D Kenny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,004 ✭✭✭Cassidy28


    I'm in :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,919 ✭✭✭✭Gummy Panda


    Is this like highlander?

    If so I'm betting on the French lad pretending to be Scottish


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭Killer Wench


    Wait... I thought this type of celebration already existed. Don't you call it St. Patrick's Day?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,456 ✭✭✭✭Mr Benevolent


    Bugger off Enda.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,543 ✭✭✭JerryHandbag


    Archeron wrote: »
    Sounds like a cheap horror film about a large amount of warlocks.

    Or something directed by M.Night Shyamalan and featuring talking plants.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,478 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    It could have been a good idea, done with a bit more finesse and subtlety, but the sledgehammer approach has pretty well destroyed it before it starts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,900 ✭✭✭General General


    Greasy till motherf.u.c.ker.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,952 ✭✭✭Lando Griffin


    Couldn't be arsed going myself; don't drink or have the crack so I'll sit at home and watch it on Saorview channel 1; like I do the paddys day parade and Authurs day celebrations.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,342 ✭✭✭✭starlit


    A little lost as to what this is?!:confused:


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