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jimmyv

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11th Night
« on: July 09, 2009, 05:22:43 PM »
Heavy rain is forecast. Thank God.   :yahoo:

Anyone else hate the racket every year? :prankster:

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 05:48:29 PM »
Heavy rain is forecast. Thank God.   :yahoo:

Anyone else hate the racket every year? :prankster:

Hello jimmy v.  I have just returned to the Orangefest topic. I was thinking of just this topic! I haven't lived in NI for 27 years but I still have family and friends living there. Are there any organised, public bonfires/fireworks display as there are for Hallowe'en/ November 5? I think all bonfires should be banned in residential areas for safety reasons and so as not to inconvenience residents.  A big public celebration in one or more public parks would be better, if that isn't happening already. :)
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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 06:20:44 PM »
Heavy rain is forecast. Thank God.   :yahoo:

Anyone else hate the racket every year? :prankster:

No amount of rain will ever dampen our spirits.

jimmyv

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 06:34:59 PM »
Hello jimmy v.  I have just returned to the Orangefest topic. I was thinking of just this topic! I haven't lived in NI for 27 years but I still have family and friends living there. Are there any organised, public bonfires/fireworks display as there are for Hallowe'en/ November 5? I think all bonfires should be banned in residential areas for safety reasons and so as not to inconvenience residents.  A big public celebration in one or more public parks would be better, if that isn't happening already. :)

There's not as many bonfires these days. They used to be on every other street corner almost. I think people just don't want the mess and racket in their street anymore.

Eleanor

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 07:26:32 PM »
There's not as many bonfires these days. They used to be on every other street corner almost. I think people just don't want the mess and racket in their street anymore.

Fair enough.  I remember a bonfire being lit in the middle of a road near us. The morning after it was lit there was a huge crater in the road.  Funnily enough, no-one was charged with criminal damage. :blink:
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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 07:45:39 PM »


I went to an 11th night bonfire three years ago.

Very few adults but lots of 13/15 year olds drinking alcohol and swearing profusely.

We came away and vowed never to return.

Shame really, because we used to enjoy the craic.

Sign of the times I suppose.

BD :)

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 07:48:33 PM »

I went to an 11th night bonfire three years ago.

Very few adults but lots of 13/15 year olds drinking alcohol and swearing profusely.

We came away and vowed never to return.

Shame really, because we used to enjoy the craic.

Sign of the times I suppose.

BD :)

Yes, that IS a shame. :(
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glenb

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 08:00:12 PM »
Used to go to the Bonfires on the 11th/12th myself (I'm a Catholic) and although you had severe sectarianism comments and actions going on,  there was some sense of community with adults participating. Now you have teenage thugs drugged and drunk out of their mind, even derogatory mentioning of members from the other side of the community  on their flags  and painted on the rubbish to be burned, even people long dead. Streets are littered with rubbish and empties, truly has turned horrible in my opinion

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 08:00:55 PM »

I went to an 11th night bonfire three years ago.

Very few adults but lots of 13/15 year olds drinking alcohol and swearing profusely.

We came away and vowed never to return.

Shame really, because we used to enjoy the craic.

Sign of the times I suppose.

BD :)

Sad really.  :)

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 08:02:32 PM »
Funny how all those not in favour of the 12th bands and 11th bonfires are opening threads left, right and centre on the very subjects.

Sad really.  :)

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 08:04:49 PM »
Sad really:)

It was sad, I never saw Kylieanne again

BD ;)

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 08:17:17 PM »
Look again. :D

bobdenn

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 08:19:19 PM »
Look again. :D

Hi P.G.

You're a naughty, naughty girl joining using another name.

BD

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 08:21:23 PM »
You seriously have me mistaken. Who is PG?

bobdenn

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Re: 11th Night
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 08:23:57 PM »


P.G.

You are the one who Chris is monitoring right now.

Gotcha !!!

BD

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