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12-07-2019, 09:34   #271
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Despite flying an actual Swastika, they fly the Israeli flag too. Absolute knuckle-dragging troglodytes.

Paratroopers regiment flags flying in certain parts of Derry too.
It's not a celebration, it's a ploy to try and incite violence and hate.
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Paratroopers regiment flags flying in certain parts of Derry too.
It's not a celebration, it's a ploy to try and incite violence and hate.

Derry, Portadown, Antrim, Belfast etc. Along with the 'we support soldier F' banners hung on town main streets whilst the PSNI stand by watching.



Disgusting carry on.
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You ask most of these idiots why they are lighting a bonfire on that particular day and they'd shrug and mutter "eh... culture"
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Derry, Portadown, Antrim, Belfast etc. Along with the 'we support soldier F' banners hung on town main streets whilst the PSNI stand by watching.



Disgusting carry on.
Those parachute flags are in a lot of Unionist towns and areas. Like everything up there it’s just to incite. Only a bigot could justify what soldier ‘f’ did but that’s the north in a nutshell.
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Derry, Portadown, Antrim, Belfast etc. Along with the 'we support soldier F' banners hung on town main streets whilst the PSNI stand by watching.



Disgusting carry on.
More "peace walls" than during the troubles, main political parties not talking to each other,
One crowd adamant that its great to leave the E.U. even though the majority want to stay.
An open air lunatic asylum
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At least in the nationalist areas we have the delights of overweight dirtbirds with berets and sunglasses marching along out of step with a packet of John Player Blue and the Mirror in the arse pocket
Tbf, the pictures I see of some of the yokes around Portadown and Harryville with the spare tyres (not they ones on the fire) missing teeth and union jack dresses will win no pagents either.
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Tbf, the pictures I see of some of the yokes around Portadown and Harryville with the spare tyres (not they ones on the fire) missing teeth and union jack dresses will win no pagents either.
Agreed. I saw a few Union Jackies at a march in Benidorm one time. 20 stone Bessies in their Union Jack and Rangers mini skirts. Frightening!
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I was in Belfast for the first time only last week, we'd intended staying three nights but couldn't wait to get out of the kip and checked out of the hotel and made a dash for the border on the second evening.

The flags didn't bother me, Union Jack and Parachute flags everywhere. Tbh their sh*t isn't mine and I let that crap go over my head.

Done the tourist thing and took the hop on, hop off tour bus and learned a few things, Belfast is a sh*t hole, that the Prince of Wales avenue to Stormont is called the 'POW's Avenue, that the people I met in the SF shop on the Falls Road (at the Bobby Sands mural) were lovely until I asked I mentioned I was taking the bus to the Shankill Road, then the lady looked at me like she wanted to knee cap me.

Got on the bus (great guides btw) and was going to get off on the Shankill when the guide advised me not to!.. You're from Dublin, they've orange fever this week. Its not safe for you.. Ok I stayed on the bus.

Mentioned this to the staff in the hotel, yea don't go near there with your Dublin accent. You'll find yourself in a lot of trouble.

Thinking they meant that people would just be rude to me I asked a taxi man, and even a doctor (I was up on a medical appointment) and told them I don't mind telling someone to fvck off if they're annoying me.

The doctor told me that I could be lucky and meet some lovely people on the Shankill but that I'd more likely meet someone who'd be very unpleasant or I might find a phone call would be made and a few lads would be down to sort us out!!.

Fvck that sh*t!.

Found it strange that in conversation everyone very soon let me know if they were Catholic or Protestant, weird to me because I coudn't give a sh*t.

The pubs were sh*t holes too, although Kellys Cellars serve the best stew I've ever had.
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I was in Belfast for the first time only last week, we'd intended staying three nights but couldn't wait to get out of the kip and checked out of the hotel and made a dash for the border on the second evening.

I guess we all have different experiences, I'm well into my 40's and have been travelling to NI since I was a nipper . Father's family is from Lifford and Strabane. Never experienced anything like what you did even during the height of the 'Troubles' and I have been there different times of the year and all over the province including Belfast and Derry. I've found NI people to be genuine and lovely, although like everywhere there is a vocal cohort of pr*icks.
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I guess we all have different experiences, I'm well into my 40's and have been travelling to NI since I was a nipper . Father's family is from Lifford and Strabane. Never experienced anything like what you did even during the height of the 'Troubles' and I have been there different times of the year and all over the province including Belfast and Derry. I've found NI people to be genuine and lovely, although like everywhere there is a vocal cohort of pr*icks.
You're welcome to it pal, 'tis not a place for me tho
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Just to clarify that the bonfires on the 11th (or 10th nights in one case) are not normally anything to do with the OO. Also the majority of people who will attend the 12th parades today will not have attended the bonfires the night before.

Burning flags is silly on either side though not going to ruin my day either. It has to be remembered that for many here the Irish tricolour is and was associated with the IRA. Sure you still have people on here who still blab on about the union flag as the butchers apron etc. They shouldn’t be burned but in the grand scheme of things and certainly compared to the murder of a journalist recently it’s no biggie.

Regarding the 12th parades themselves they are fun family day outs. Now for those who are anti unionist or don’t like the sight of union flags, NI red hands etc etc then it’s obviously not going to be your bag. Like I wouldn’t feel comfortable going to st paddy’s day in Belfast for example. But that’s life. I just don’t go. The disruption is very temporary so wouldn’t bother me.

The parades in the country especially are very gentle affairs. Hard to get offended by an accordion band of young girls. (Well, unless you are a Tyrone gaa player by the looks of it)

The keyboard republican circle jerk of anti unionism on here is a sight to read sometimes. Some highlights include suggesting sterilisation and others calling in the army. I’m sure the 12th July and the 11th November are their most fun times of the year. Probably buy a new keyboard for each date.

Anyway I can hear pipe bands in the distance. (The horror.... the horror)
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I was in Belfast for the first time only last week, we'd intended staying three nights but couldn't wait to get out of the kip and checked out of the hotel and made a dash for the border on the second evening.

The flags didn't bother me, Union Jack and Parachute flags everywhere. Tbh their sh*t isn't mine and I let that crap go over my head.

Done the tourist thing and took the hop on, hop off tour bus and learned a few things, Belfast is a sh*t hole, that the Prince of Wales avenue to Stormont is called the 'POW's Avenue, that the people I met in the SF shop on the Falls Road (at the Bobby Sands mural) were lovely until I asked I mentioned I was taking the bus to the Shankill Road, then the lady looked at me like she wanted to knee cap me.

Got on the bus (great guides btw) and was going to get off on the Shankill when the guide advised me not to!.. You're from Dublin, they've orange fever this week. Its not safe for you.. Ok I stayed on the bus.

Mentioned this to the staff in the hotel, yea don't go near there with your Dublin accent. You'll find yourself in a lot of trouble.

Thinking they meant that people would just be rude to me I asked a taxi man, and even a doctor (I was up on a medical appointment) and told them I don't mind telling someone to fvck off if they're annoying me.

The doctor told me that I could be lucky and meet some lovely people on the Shankill but that I'd more likely meet someone who'd be very unpleasant or I might find a phone call would be made and a few lads would be down to sort us out!!.

Fvck that sh*t!.

Found it strange that in conversation everyone very soon let me know if they were Catholic or Protestant, weird to me because I coudn't give a sh*t.

The pubs were sh*t holes too, although Kellys Cellars serve the best stew I've ever had.
If you took the tour of the 'conflict' zones what exactly were you expecting?

Some of the pubs in Belfast are among the best in the country. I could visit a few in Dublin and make the same 'The pubs were sh*tholes' generalisation too.

Good lord, your post is a classic. Too funny.
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If you took the tour of the 'conflict' zones what exactly were you expecting?

Some of the pubs in Belfast are among the best in the country. I could visit a few in Dublin and make the same 'The pubs were sh*tholes' generalisation too.

Good lord, your post is a classic. Too funny.
I went with no real expectations tbh.

I was surprised at the difference between the Falls and the Shankill. Like I said the Falls was really nice and we probably spent close to an hour on it taking photos, visiting the garden of remembrance etc.

I was actually shocked at how dirty, unwelcoming and menacing the Skankill is, when I mentioned this to one taxi man he said ''If you didn't feeling that on the Shankill the fvckers weren't doing their job''.

I'm a great walker and would walk for hours, so I took myself off on a walk the first evening. Found a local bar and ordered a beer 'What are you doing in here?'.. I left and got a taxi 'Wellington Hotel on the Malone Road please'.. 'What are you doing here fella?' [I got the fook outta dodge, THAT sh*t doesn't happen down here]

The womens accents are sexy

***I've just been reminded we actually stayed two nights out of the intended three

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Please help a simple fella understand here folks.
They don't understand themselves. Bigoted knuckledraggers the whole lot of them
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