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Unread 07-12-2006, 18:23   #1
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Default 17.26 blackrock to maynooth thursday evening - with Blackrock Pub Guide

I got the 17.26 service from blackrock to maynooth. It ran 15 minutes late. It did not display on the pis at any station to connolly . There was no audio announcement for the delay or when it arrived. The audio and visuals were not working internal or external including the destination. When it arrived at connolly it was announced as the 18.04 and left dangerously overcrowded worse than normal.
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Unread 07-12-2006, 19:36   #2
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18.04 and left dangerously overcrowded worse than normal.
Oddly the Luas was unusually crowded this evening. Rain perhaps!?

If you ever see me in Blackrock, say hello.
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I will indeed i am out in blackrock so much it feels like a second home! Tell of which is better? Jack o'rourkes or the breffni
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I will indeed i am out in blackrock so much it feels like a second home! Tell of which is better? Jack o'rourkes or the breffni
I've never been drinking in Jack O'Rourke's. Nice for lunch though. The Breffni is pretty good, I was only there once.
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I'd go with Jack's, Breffni is a bit quiet. Tonic's nice but can get mad busy.
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I have had lunch in o'rourkes during the week but the breffni does some nice soup and sandwiches when the early kickoffs in football on a saturday morning. I dont like the food in tonic at all
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We're wandering a bit from the topic here lads

(its ok, I re-titled it)

now you're totally on topic!!!
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Nice touch thomasj stamp! where else can you discuss delays to trains and where the nearest and best pub is in the event of your train being delayed by an hour or two. Can i plug a suggestion for a tread like this in the canteen called the lounge where we can suggest pubs near stations in the event of this happening. I have suggestions for castleknock.
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Fire away. No blatant advertising or slander though. 'I don't like' and 'is a hole' are two different things.
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Portarlington.
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The Railway Bar.

It's an experience.
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Portarlington.
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The Railway Bar.

It's an experience.
Yikes!

I was in it over 10 years ago while making one of IEs legendary connections. Scary. Bet it hasn't changed. The jacks would stun Pub Spy.
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2 bars with the same name and different types -kennedys, on the corner of westland row is a legend of a pub. The one next door tm tara street station reminded me of mos in the simpsons and the toilet was revolting
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Portarlington.
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The Railway Bar.

It's an experience.
I was stuck in Portarlington for over an hour once. One look at the "shop" in the railway bar was enough to convince me to walk about a mile to the next shop. Also, I never want to set foot in Portarlington again.
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I was in that Kennadys by Tara Street nearly 20 years ago and I still bear the emotional scars from the toilets, don't tell me they've escaped the "Celtic Tiger".
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I think they are still waiting on the celtic tiger
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Also, I never want to set foot in Portarlington again.
But we have a lovely Centra now beside the Railway Bar!
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I was in that Kennadys by Tara Street nearly 20 years ago and I still bear the emotional scars from the toilets, don't tell me they've escaped the "Celtic Tiger".
You probably welcome the monstrosity called McTurcaills and didnt like the old Tara Bar. Many a good night there.

As for Portarlington, I recall i didnt like it when I was there, buit I cannot remember why. If there was a scale of say Beverly Hills being good and Athy being bad, it would almost be as bad as Athy.
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Terrible Portarlington bashing in progress.
Since the town is a 20 min walk from the station, and you can't walk that far cos you work in IT or in law and you can't make it to nice pubs like The Continental and The Anvil and The Pint O'Port and O'Dea's -
instead you're invited to my house for tea and mini-chocolate swiss rolls if they ever find yourself stranded by IE (like between 13:35 & 15:51 Dublin bound). Repeat after me:

Portarlington is the centre of the universe
Portarlington is the centre of the universe
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Terrible Portarlington bashing in progress.
Since the town is a 20 min walk from the station, and you can't walk that far cos you work in IT or in law and you can't make it to nice pubs like The Continental and The Anvil and The Pint O'Port and O'Dea's -
instead you're invited to my house for tea and mini-chocolate swiss rolls if they ever find yourself stranded by IE (like between 13:35 & 15:51 Dublin bound). Repeat after me:

Portarlington is the centre of the universe
Portarlington is the centre of the universe
Actually I was closing a sale in a solicitors office in the town, and I walked up and down the main street. The town looked damp, and it wasnt raining.
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The town looked damp, and it wasnt raining.
I guess I will have to console myself that its better than Athy

"All we are saying...is give Port a chance...."
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