O Ireland isn't it grand you look--
Like a bride in her rich adornin?
And with all the pent-up love of my heart
I bid you the top o' the mornin!
-John Locke

A page of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake with spellcheck turned on.
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Grace O’Malley, Ireland’s Pirate Queen by Walter Baumhofer (Illustration for The Lady Was a Pirate from the May, 1957 issue of Argosy)

March 6, 1988: Mairéad Farrell, Irish republican and socialist, was shot dead by the British SAS on this day along with two comrades in Gibraltar.
"Everyone tells me I’m a feminist. All I know is that I’m just as good as others, and especially that means men. I am definitely a socialist and I’m definitely a Republican. I believe in a united socialist country. Capitalism can offer our people nothing and yet that’s the main interest of the British in Ireland. "
Via Comrade Brad

No freedom until women’s freedom

James Joyce + his bae and kids
A Tale of Irish Americans at Thornbury Historical Society | Historical Society of Pennsylvania

No. Just no.

just to clarify, the guy driving it was born in Ireland and moved here later in life.  he has a facebook fan page for his car so I checked when I got home. 
i drove behind this car yesterday and it was completely wild

The Battle of Vinegar Hill
21 June 1798
Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill, a military engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. On 21 June 1798 a force of 15,000 British soldiers attacked the base of the Wexford United Irish rebels at Vinegar Hill. Though the rebels’ defeat did not end the rebellion, it certainly weakened the rebellion and foreshadowed its ultimate demise.