Friday, March 26, 2010

"The Beginning of the End of Good Friday"

Word used by a "jubilant David Hickey, one of the Limerick pub owners who successfully sued the state for the right to do business" — End of an Irish Catholic era: Limerick pubs to open Good Friday, defy nation's 'dry' holy day.

"This will be the first time in the history of the Republic of Ireland that pubs anywhere in the country will open on Good Friday." Why? "[B]ecause the city is hosting a major Irish rugby match attracting tens of thousands of visitors."

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Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


Rugby, aye?

It's supposedly the "national religion" of New Zealand, a country which takes great pains to be as secular as possible, but I never thought I'd see the day Ireland would take a similar tack. I must be naive . . .

5:15 AM  

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