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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ramblings from beyond the pale 2006 - Belfast, Derry and so much more

Edge of the world
NORIN IRON ('Northern Ireland' in a Northern accent, no?!)

One man One vote, One family One house, Once upon a time……

...there was a rebellion not far far away. Northern Ireland, folks, has been overlooked as a tourist destination for too long. Our Belfast brethren bellowed, we answered the call of the wild, and up to the Titanic’s hometown we headed. We ate lunch in a swanky little eatery run by one of these chef célèbre (might have been Paul Rankin). As if on cue, while we wolfed into our posh nosh, the fop in question sauntered by the window horsing his floppy mane from one stylized quiff to another. Bellies full, the road called…