1. You loved this as a child…

But can't help thinking it's pish as an adult...
As an adult… maybe not?!

2. This always looked a wee bit like pish:

banana

3. And this was somewhere between the two…

ib

 4. You know what “a Swilly” is…

swilly

5. And that it can conquer any hill in first gear…

GO'AN THE JOE!
GO’AN THE JOE!

6. You’ve been here 1,543 times…

glenveagh
And you’ve rung the dinner gong each time on the tour of the castle…

7. And you’ve never been here (in fact, you don’t even know where it is)…

derg
Dry toast and black tea?… nah…

8. You go “up” to Dublin, “down” to Galway, “over” to Scotland… and “into” Derry…

travel
And it always takes an hour more than you say it does…

9. This woman fills you with pride…

And admit it, you actually like her music...
And admit it, you actually like her music…

10. You’ve unconditionally loved this man and his music all of your life…

Always a kettle on the boil...
Always a kettle on the boil…

 11. Two words mean more than anything at the end of the night… 

butty
CHIP BWUTTIE!

 12. You thought Levi’s made you look like this…

levi
“Got them on Henry street up in Dublin”….

13. But you really looked like this…

levi2
“How would you like to dig the spuds with me d’morra hiy”

14. “A shift” has two meanings…

shift
And “wile slack” can also apply to both…

15. You dreaded going here as a child…

bog
“There’s uncle Paddy with the yok – RUN!”

16. But you’ll happily go there now if it’s sunny…

tan
Tá an móin buinte – I’m off to Shanta Ponza…

17. These are all “yoks”…

yoks
And “sum yoks” at that…

And here’s one tweeted into us by @EoghanMcMonagle… you were well on in years before ever setting foot on one of these…

A foreign yok...
A foreign yok…

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. Hey James I can tell you from experience what’s not a good mixer with vodka. On my first trip to Donegal I bought banana flavour lemonade, thinking it was just lemonade mixed it with vodka n had a right few banana sambos to go with it, I’ve never been able to drink vodka since, n that was 40 years ago.

  2. First time I brought the girlfriend home from London, I’d to tell her that the whole feckin’ county had tourettes

  3. I remember the Swilly bus coming down Milford main street belching thick black smoke on every house in the town. You could always tell if the bus had come cos you couldn’t breathe afterwards.