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Flann O’Brien

#GiantsCauseway: Fenians lose out to Bible.

Thu 5 July 2012, 12:01am

Tweet *sigh* According to UTV, the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre now includes exhibits that acknowlegde the young-earth Creationist view of how the world-famous stones are formed. Pete has detailed the backstory to this before and others have picked up the creationist lobbying trail around the Ulster Museum. UTV report that The National Trust said it wanted to […] more »

…if University education were universally available and availed of, the country would collapse in one generation

Thu 31 March 2011, 11:17am
Stories and Plays

Tweet The words of Brian O’Nolan, variously Brian Ó Nualláin, Myles na gCopaleen, Myles na Gopaleen and, of course, Flann O’Brien. That O’Nolan was referencing his own dissolute student days at UCD only mildly distracts from the prophetic undertone of his words: I paid no attention whatsoever to books or study and regarded lectures as […] more »

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