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Welcome to the Well Beyond the Pale Home Page Hugh's Views--postings about this and that. http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:50:11 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Will the next G8 Summit be in Enniskillen? http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5996:will-the-next-g8-summit-be-in-enniskillen&catid=65:news-from-ireland&Itemid=96 November 18, 2013: Local Fermanagh newspaper, the Impartial Reporter, is speculating that the next G8 Summit will take place at an isolated, luxury golf resort outside Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.  The event will be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron.  A spokesperson at 10 Downing Street has stated that Northern Ireland is under active consideration as a location for the event.  The Impartial Reporter claims that the Lough Erne Golf Resort—isolated on a 300 acre peninsula on the Lough—has already been selected.  Hotels in the area have also been blocked booked for the week of the event during June 2013.

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You are a skilled reader http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:you-are-a-skilled-reader&catid=1:the-latest-news&Itemid=76 frontpage Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:51:24 +0000 Thousands march to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4409:thousands-march-to-commemorate-the-centenary-of-the-signing-of-the-ulster-covenant&catid=65:news-from-ireland&Itemid=96 September 29, 2012: To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant, about 30,000 members of the Unionist community--including bands from the Orange Order--staged a March from Belfast City Hall to Stormont Castle. A massive police escort ensured the march past Catholic churches, scenes of dispute in the past, took place without incident. The Ulster Covenant (and Declaration) was signed in 1912 by about 471,400 people in protest against a Home Rule Parliament in Dublin. The Covenant (signed by men) and the Declaration (signed by women) are reproduced on the next page.

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Prime Minister Harold Wilson had a doomsday plan for Northern Ireland http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=758:prime-minister-harold-wilson-had-a-doomsday-plan-for-northern-ireland&catid=65:news-from-ireland&Itemid=96 A BBC Radio 4 documentary has discovered documents that disclose a plan by Harold Wilson to essentially abandon Northern Ireland.  In Wilson's plan, Northern Ireland would have left the United Kingdom and would have been converted to an independent dominion territory, much like Bermuda.  The big difference is that the province would not be part of the Commonwealth of Nations: it's hard to figure out how that would work!

The action following the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement triggered by the Ulster Workers Council.  The collapse of the Agreement ended a power-sharing arrangement between nationalists and unionists.

A little more trivia: Bermuda has the third oldest functioning parliament in the world.

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Who is credited with the following cheery insight into the Irish character? http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4030:who-is-credited-with-the-following-cheery-insight-into-the-irish-character&catid=48:ireland-faqs-and-trivia&Itemid=73 At question is the expression below.  Can you guess who is credited with saying the following?

The Irish are a mixture of western and Nordic components.  Characteristics are a lively temperament, good nature, cheerfulness, a talent for music and dancing, education, and social entertainment.  The Irishman supports a community based on equality for all but has an extraordinary personal need for independence, which easily leads to indiscipline and belligerence and makes large political organizations difficult.  Unreliability and instability are also imputed to him.  A profound piety characterizes these people, who have defended their Catholic beliefs with fanaticism, and the authority of the priest—sprung from the ordinary people—is enormous.

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Is November 25 natural disaster day? http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2470:is-november-25-natural-disaster-day&catid=1:the-latest-news&Itemid=76 November 25, 2009: Today seems to be natural disaster day; here's a list of occurrences from the 25th day of November in years gone by.

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World War I ended 97 years ago today http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2093:world-war-i-ended-97-years-ago-today&catid=3:newsflash&Itemid=77 November 11, 2015: After over four years of bloody, internecine conflict, World War I, the Great War, ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of eleventh month. 

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World War I ended 96 years ago today http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2092:world-war-i-ended-96-years-ago-today&catid=3:newsflash&Itemid=77 November 11, 2014: After over four years of bloody, internecine conflict, World War I, the Great War, ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of eleventh month. 

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Louie passes away http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=841:louie-passes-away&catid=51:all-about-louie&Itemid=95 frontpage Sun, 14 Dec 2008 00:57:28 +0000 What does Well Beyond the Pale mean? http://wellbeyondthepale.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71:what-is-well-beyond-the-pale&catid=44:ireland-general&Itemid=67 First, it has nothing to do with the buckets and the pursuit of fresh water.  The Pale, also called the English Pale, refers to the area around Dublin, the capital city of Ireland.   In fact, a pale is any fortified enclosure.  In Ireland, the Pale includes the county of Dublin, but stretches north as far as Dundalk, south to Dalkey and west past Maynooth in County Kildare.  The word itself may derive from the term palisade, a term familiar in the US; it certainly has its roots in the Latin word for a stake, palus.   Note, there is a common misconception that the term comes from pallere, the Latin verb "to be pale."  This interpretation is incorrect.

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