Who's moving to Ireland?

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  1. Northwest Axe

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    "While the weather isn't spectacular -- sunny spells and showers in June -- Arranmore's arresting scenery is likely to compensate. " So basically, it's just like central Pennsylvania. :D
     
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    irish temper.jpg

    That's not even close to the record either. I'll stay here thanks any way. :)
     
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    Wasp DOWN IN DIXIE Hobbyist Supporter

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    Not as free as where I live. If I could bring my guns knives and know I would be at least as free as where I am now I'd love it. My blood is part Irish part German but All American.
     
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    better bring an endless pile of money, or a job. cause you'll find neither there.
     
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    Ireland is a beautiful place....even the islands. Lake near Killarney 100_0286_1_0425_0001.jpg
     
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    I heard it's beautiful there. Only way I move there is if they pay me to do it. Prov 27:17
     
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    I don’t see any trees.
    I require trees.
     
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    Why only Americans and Ausralians, I wonder?
    And I am with Winterhorse on the trees.
     
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    Tornadoes most likely not, but severe Atlantic storms might be on the menu.
     
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    Oh well, pfft...No tornadoes, no trees, not worth it!
    Oklahomans and Kansanites need tornadoes.
     
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    I'm game if there's no yuppies/hipsters around.....
     
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    Your last name will tell you your background and heritage... The rest was "absorbed" by your last name heritage.
     
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    I saw that article pop up the other day. I'm ready and my bags are packed. Now I just need a job that lets me telework.
     
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    I agree, this is the biggest drawback!
     
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    We've been to the island of Inishmore off the coast of County Galway/County Claire, and fell in love with it and its people. Arranmore is a good bit further north, but I imagine the land/weather/people are quite similar. One could travel a lot farther, and look a lot longer/harder, and not do as well.

    Do you know how to tell the difference between summer and winter in Ireland? 'Tis the temperature of the rain.... :D
     
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    One of my friends, now long gone had an Irish wife. Frequently, members of her family would come from Ireland to visit. We had loads of fun taking pictures of them festooned in cartridge belts, holding all sorts of scary looking rifles, and with hand guns and large knives hung on their belts and stuck in their waist bands to show the horrified folks back home. While I'm quite fond of mutton, there's a limit to all things. Guess I'll stay where I am.
     
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    It is tempting. If the gun laws were more lax, I could learn to farm sheep;)
     
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    Ive looked at the laws some, hunting type long guns are not impossible by any means, handguns are tough.

    I got sidetracked by a Bing home page picture of the Ross Errilly Friary ruins, https://www.google.com/search?q=ros...KHfiMAYMQsAR6BAgAEAE&biw=1242&bih=568&dpr=1.1

    Then came across pictures and information about Irish Tower houses (often called castles there), which amount to basically a small single family castle, built for defence in times of trouble over several centuries. comparable in size to a modern small house at the base, but 5 or 6 stories tall, with 5 ft thick stone walls, slit windows down low, spiral stairs with heavy doors at each level, battlements on top, and usually a walled area around the base to keep livestock in and safe from wandering raiders and such. Quite took my attention for some time in learning more and seeing some of the remains of the several thousand that were built. Many had secret rooms, secret stairs, and usually indoor toilets that channeled out to the base outside.

    http://www.abandonedireland.com/Lackeen_1.html

    https://www.google.com/search?biw=1.....1..gws-wiz-img.....0..0i24j0i67.WZDpD-ESCAo

    Its on my list to buy a restored tower house if I won the lottery. Theres small stone farmhouses for sale and abandoned churches here and there also, but still out of my budget at the moment.

     
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    In those houses, and castles, the spiral stairs always go clockwise if you're climbing. We found out why.

    Nearly everyone is right-handed so, when an attacker is climbing a clockwise circular staircase, his sword-arm is against the wall and its movement severely limited. By contrast, since the defender is facing down the stairs, his sword-arm is away from the wall and essentially unencumbered.

    Yet another tidbit from the more-than-you-ever-wanted-to-know department....
     
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    Ive heard that was well. The only difference, a right handed person had their weapon hand on the inside of the spiral and its use was blocked by the stairs.

    Another thing, most had a rope for a hand hold going up, either or both on the outside wall and inside. They were in iron rings, and the rope could be cut from the top giving no purchase to help pull one up the stairs or steady them self. If oil were poured down the stairs it would also seem to be a deterrent to progress, but I havent heard of it being done.

    The only dissenting opinion on the stairs Ive heard was from Matt Easton, generally a very good source of historical arms use (see his youtube channel, scholagladiatoria, over 1000 videos on the history and actual use of medieval arms, he teaches actual sword and saber fighting skills, not sport fencing). Matt said in a short vid that the idea of the spiral stairs being defensive was not correct, but, unlike him, he didnt say why. Ive wanted to email him and ask.

    Just for fun



     
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    and the steps are all different heights so that an enemy had to watch his feet or trip.
    @Winterhorse Here are some trees. 100_0305_0041_0001.jpg
     
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    You said it brother.
     
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    I havent seen anything about the steps being different heights. Keep in mind the people living there had to go up and down the stairs day in and day out.
     
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    So, what is it like to live in Sweden? I have been doing some research into possible retirement locations.
     
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    No trees and a lot less wildlife than the US? Nope. I’ll take Idaho or Alaska.
     
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    Whatever you do... stay away from here!
    Seriously, I would not recommend Sweden as a retirement location.
     
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