Like a yo-yo the internet connection at work is bouncing up and down. It is a tad annoying.
I was in a bit of a nostalgic mood last night. You know, real nostalgia, for a time that never existed and things the way they never were. Anyways, ended up watching TG4 First up I got distracted by Meirligh which is a true crime programme. I’ve never actually watched it before, but this episode was all about some Australian mafia dude called Tromboli who came to live in Ireland for a while in the 70’s while on the run.
Obviously as a lot of the people interviewed weren’t Irish there was quite a bit in English, but there was one Australian woman who spoke Irish. Only she had a very strong Australian accent, and to be honest, hearing her speak Irish with an Aussie accent was threatening to make my ears bleed. But at the same time, she speaks better Irish than I do, so I shouldn’t complain.
By the way, Meirligh, I assume means on the run? Anyone know for sure?
Anyways, yer man died of cancer and the Australian cops never managed to make him dish the dirt on the “Honoured Society” that he was a member of.
And then we had Laochra Gael. Which was all about Donie Nealan.
And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to be able to understand most of what was said, without reading the subtitles. Course if I had to say it, then it’d be a different story ;)