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Is Liverpool now the official capital of Ireland?


thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 2:10PM
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were given an an enthusiastic welcome from Liverpool University students and Michael Higgins, the President of Ireland, was there to welcome them.

Has Liverpool now been recognised as the true and official capital of Ireland?

Rapturous reception for Charles and Camilla in Liverpool
dark_lord Avatar
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
12 Feb 2019 4:28PM
If it has, that'll throw a spanner in the Brexit machine...
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
12 Feb 2019 4:53PM

Quote:If it has, that'll throw a spanner in the Brexit machine...

There's more than enough spanners there from before! Can't be room for many more...
dcash29 Avatar
dcash29 17 2.4k England
12 Feb 2019 6:59PM

Quote:

Has Liverpool now been recognised as the true and official capital of Ireland?



Did you read the article?
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
12 Feb 2019 7:05PM

Quote:This is President Higginís third official visit to the city, which has been formally twinned with Dublin since 1997



Quote:Soon after Charles and Camilla arrived they welcomed Irelandís President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina who are midway through a three-day visit to the UK.


Hardly makes L'pool the new capital of Ireland...
dcash29 Avatar
dcash29 17 2.4k England
12 Feb 2019 8:07PM

Quote:Hardly makes L'pool the new capital of Ireland...


Thank you, my thoughts exactly

Vambomarbleye Avatar
Vambomarbleye 6 153 14 Scotland
12 Feb 2019 8:31PM
Liverpool and Dublin, twinned cities. Doh.
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thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 8:56PM
Many people have regarded Liverpool as the true capital of Ireland for as long as I can remember.
banehawi Avatar
banehawi Plus
19 3.0k 4373 Canada
12 Feb 2019 9:31PM
The Beatles are actually Irish....
Vambomarbleye Avatar
Vambomarbleye 6 153 14 Scotland
13 Feb 2019 12:13PM
The Guinness brewery is on the banks of the Mersey...
thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
13 Feb 2019 1:13PM
In Liverpool, at least we always had proper Dublin-brewed Guinness! None of this London-brewed stuff.
Vambomarbleye Avatar
Vambomarbleye 6 153 14 Scotland
13 Feb 2019 6:29PM
According to Guinness, all their draught beer sold in the UK is brewed in Dublin.
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keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Feb 2019 10:50PM
They used to have a brewery in London but that closed in 2004 (ish). The place in Liverpool was a bottling plant.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
14 Feb 2019 8:10AM

Quote:They used to have a brewery in London but that closed in 2004 (ish). The place in Liverpool was a bottling plant.

Had a trip there back in the 80's when I was in the police. Our social club organised the trip. A 45 minute tour of the plant (they brewed Carlsburg lager as well as the good stuff) followed by a 2 hour lunch in their own Pelican Bar on the site. All you could drink - absolutely free! What a good day out that was...
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2019 8:50AM
I went to the Park Royal Guinness plant in about 1976. My main memory was of the large Marmite branded tanker trucks arriving to take away the yeast residue.
I do like Guinness, the best that I have ever had was in a Post Office/Solicitor's/hardware shop in a village in County Kerry at 9 am. (1970!?)

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