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"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

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08:44 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

"An essay rooms dot net. But there are a number of things that i need to be talking about. We had on my very good friend pat gormley last week and we were talking about how pat lives in pittsfield massachusetts which is a twin city to a balance in county. Mayo and everybody. I in pittsfield is all excited. Everybody in ballarat is all excited. Because joe biden's family comes from ballot but in this little brief everybody in ballot seems to belong to that family. It isn't a coup christly isn't a cousin of them because it's a small town but well. It is a city actually and as cities go relatively small city but so is pittsfield massachusetts. It's not a huge city either so they're perfectly paired but very presidential city because the great mary robinson our first female president and hails from balan our well. They're in the process of creating a presidential library for quite appropriate that they can claim both an irish under married on the us president. Yes and that's very interesting. Thought i hope they do promote it. That way and of course. Mary was the one who was promoting getting this library. Built so watching. The politics of that was very funny over a good couple of year period but You know there's somebody silly things that make me laugh but in any event You can see me with mary. Robinson first female president of ireland in episode nine of travel. Tv with stephanie. Abrams which is posted archived at s abrahams dot net and it's called of olympic proportions. And i'm with mary and kenny. What did i say olympic. Oh shoot me thank you for. I need somebody to keep me. Honest of titanic proportions and mary. ann. Kenny was then the taste shock of ireland. Was there Mary's brother adrien. Who's an attorney. What a lovely fellow years and about three thousand other people piled into his little tiny town of lower dan for the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of titanic on april fifteen. Two thousand twelve and you can see all of that In episode nine of my tv show so to say dot net What was interesting to me. When i learned that my good friend mark. Leslie was on the line with us. At the moment. I earned yet again another award for truly award. Winning work easier for you to say. Watch your web at At the patrick kavanagh center in county monaghan ireland would. I didn't know until this moment when we were in the commercial break is that it's joe biden's father's side that comes from ballarat but his mother's side comes from county louth and where exactly county louth the family come from mother's side of the bike family come from the comes into cooley mansions which just above scheme where the patrick cavernous antra where. The great is epic the tale con cooling took place. The great brown was hidden in those mountains by king. Conham nessa to stop the the greedy queen may capturing it and this is an epic war that took place in the linage which for longtime was considered to be missick. But they're finding more of or archaeological evidence to realize like troy. It was a missile legend based on real historical places and events So there's a strong tradition of culture and poetry and patrick having a a very great poet. See greatest irish poet of the middle century from a very humble forming background. He's like robbie. He was a plowman poets self educated so convinced of his own genius. he didn't even have to stretch dublin. bitty walked anyhow and this proved his genius And paves the way for the poets three of the every day finding magic in every day. Thanks very much continued by famous. Haney who covers of similar very humble rural background and did a wonderful story of completely unknown. Shame ziti down to dublin as an unknown young man and deciding to pay homage to governor by going to the pub that he was. I'm to drink as a famous literary pub. And amazingly for non usa prostate awful when the great poet looked up spotted. The young man coming said he ne- question mark and he knelt it and without another word covered slid creamy pint of guinness across and caught up a less without saying another word and be astonished. Unlock said he's never anyone a drink. In his life he must have met a worthy successor. And why do you think that great nobel laureates carry the flame of a particular style mood at poetry founded by governor but through his knowledge of islands. Joe biden passed a lot of knowledge about governor on to barracuda bomb. When he was the vice president obama was the president and obama used to pepe his speeches with quotes from kevin rather than he just to be. One jump ahead to the. us pundits. You know who knew he. D inside backwards to decide the bookish bob to go one besser a quote he needs guru rather himself and that was thanks to joe biden housing the information on say they gotta learn guy. You really immersed yourself in a way that the average even scholar of patrick kavanagh's poetry. And for those of you just joining us. i'm talking with mark leslie He is responsible for building fabulous visitors centers all over the world one of his newest open. This year in county monaghan called the patrick kavanagh center. Patrick kavanagh I got lucky. Enough to be immersed in the life and times of and works of patrick kavanagh being taken on a guided tour by mark leslie and i found in thinking about the experience once we were out. The door is a small place but it is a very intensive experience being there. And when you leave you feel like you truly knew the man and you just come to visit him at home. But when i left mark i had the overwhelming feeling that i had been just standing at the intersection of robert frost and carl sandburg Imposed in an irish environment. Because there is that same quietness about the descriptive. Nature of simple things and nature and life and the kind of impact that reading a robert frost poem or carl. Sandburg poem has on the reader. That's the same. The essence of what. I felt leaving that center. I mean it's really a remarkable experience. So what what's the award that you got. What is the something called the.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

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10:02 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Stephanie Abrams. I am delighted to have on the line with me. Mark Leslie live from County Dublin and done Leary where he lives. Just by the side of the Irish Sea, where he generally swims. Every morning, or at least has for the last lo these many years. In that icy cold water. Don't know how you do it. But God bless you, Um, escorted from the sea this morning, right? No less than four seals, including a very beautiful, snowy white baby seal. It's sort of nuclear family of mom pop. No brother and sister, but the baby seal with being very concerned. It had got stuck on a high wall about three days ago, and nobody could figure out how to get it down was particularly high tide and it got stuck on this card. More on. It apparently took a spectacular tumble about three days ago, and everybody is you did had been killed. Um, but then yesterday I saw it on it. So looking for its family on became swam. Great quizzically close up to me, Take you family doing it away. It's my delight this morning. There it was with mom and pop. Probably one of its sibling, so it's taken three days for the family to find it, or vice versa. And so you swim around together. We did? Yes. How delightful. Is that? My goodness. You know some of my Life altering experiences have been With unusual animals of feeding 10 Day old White Bengal Tiger Um from a bottle of special formula created by a veterinarian in Mexico for this 10 Day old, who was rejected by his mom. S so I got to hold the baby tiger and and feed it with the baby bottle and the blow. You know, I have to get that photo back up on s Abrams dot net. Because it was the number one photo visited s Abrams dot com forever. So we got to go find that photo and get it up, But it s a room start net. But, um There are a number of things that I need to be talking about. We had on my very good friend Pat normally Last week, and we were talking about How Pat lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, which is a twin city to a ballon, a in county mayo and everybody at in Pittsfield. Is all excited. Everybody in Balan on is all excited because Joe Biden's family comes from Balata. But in this little brief, everybody in balance seems to belong to that family. Yeah, well, that happens, It isn't a cupboard and crucially Isn't a cousin of them because it's a small hat, but well, it is a city actually. And, um, you know, as cities go, it's a relatively small city, but so is Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It's not a huge city, either, so they're perfectly paired. Right. Very presidential city because the great Mary Robinson, our first female president in Ireland, hails from Valen. Ours well, right there in the process of creating a presidential library for her there, so Quite appropriate that they could claim both an Irish on America and the U. S president. Yes, and the less a very interesting thought. I hope they do promoted that way. And, of course, Mary was the one who was promoting getting this library built. So I know I'm watching the politics of that was a very funny over a good couple of years period. But you know, there's somebody silly things that make me laugh. But in any event, you can see me with Mary Robinson, first female president of Ireland in Episode nine of travel TV with Stephanie Abrams, which is posted archived. Ad s Abrams dot net. And it's called of Olympic proportions. And I'm with Mary and end the Kenny What Did I say Olympic? Oh, shoot me. Thank you, for I need something to keep me honest of Titanic proportions and Mary and end the Kenny who was then the taste. Shock of Ireland was there. Mary's brother Adrian was an attorney. What a lovely fellow he is, and about 3000. Other people piled in this little tiny town of lard on For the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the thinking of Titanic on April 15 2012, and you can see all of that. In, um Episode nine of my TV show, so go toe as Abrams dot net. But, um What was interesting to may When I learned that my good friend Mark Leslie was on the line with us at the moment. Had earned yet again. Another award for truly award winning work. Easy for you to say, Watch your Weapon. At the Patrick Cavanaugh Center in County Monaghan, Ireland. What? I didn't know until this moment when we were in the commercial break. Is that It's Joe Biden's father's side that comes from Balan are But his mother side comes from county Louth. And where exactly in county left by the family comes from the mother's side of the Biden family come from It comes from the coolie mansions, which just above in your scheme, where the Patrick Karen, a center where the great Irish epic the tame coin book cooling, it took place. The great Brown Bull of Ulster was hidden in those man's by King Connor might NASA to stop The greedy Queen Maeve, capturing it on. This is an epic war that took place in the iron age, which for a long time was considered to be mythic, but they're finding more and more archaeological. Evidence to realize that, like Troy, it was a myth or legend based on real historical places and events, So there's a strong tradition of culture and poetry there. On Patrick Cavern is a very great poet. You see our greatest Irish poet off middle century from a very humble farming background. He's like Robbie Burns. He was a plowman poet, self educated So convinced of his own genius that he didn't even have the bus fare to Dublin. But he walked anyhow and has proved his genius on paved the way for the poetry of the every day, finding the magic in everyday things. Very much continued by Famous Heaney, who cover similar, very humble rural background on did what wonderful story off the completely unknown shamers. He'd be coming down to Dublin as an unknown young man and deciding to pay homage to governor by going to the pub that he was the note to drink as a famous literally, pop. Amazingly, for non event you surprise startled when the great poet looked up spotted in the young man coming, said he need question Mark, and he nodded and without another word cover to slip a creamy pint of Guinness across Got up and left without saying another word on the astonished unlock her, said he's never bore anyone a drink in his life. He must have met a worthy successor. Oh, wow. Why do you think that's what you've got? Are great Nobel Laureate, you know, carried the flame of a particular style or movement in poetry founded by Covena. What Through his knowledge of islands. Joe Biden past a lot of knowledge about Kavanaugh on to barrack Obama when he was the vice president Obama with the president on Obama used to pepper his speeches with quotes from coven er, rather than he needs just to be one jump ahead of the U. S hundreds. You know who knew Any inside out backwards to decide about Kabir, the bookie show farmer to go one better and only quote he needs guru, you know, rather than any himself. That was thanks to job I think passing the information on say, Get a load of this guy. You know you You really immersed yourself. In a way that theatrics, even scholar. Of Patrick Cavanaugh's poetry and for those of you just joining us. I'm talking with Mark Leslie hey, is responsible for building fabulous visitor centers all over the world. One of his newest opened this year in county, Monaghan called the Patrick Cavanaugh's Center Patrick Cavanaugh. Um I got lucky enough to be immersed in the life and times of And works of Patrick Cavanaugh being got taken on a guided tour by Mark Leslie on and I found in thinking about the experience. Once we were out the door. It's a small place, but it is a very intensive experience being there. And when you leave, you feel like you truly knew the man and you just come to visit him at home..

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

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07:29 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"With Stephanie Abrams. Oh, we're gonna have such fun. This our way. Really are, Um Do you remember back in I'm going to say sometime in early March this year, 2020 while we were still in Ireland, thinking that we were going home on March 18th. Before we got the big surprise is that on March 15th and Air Lingus was not going to fly. Effective March 17th. That there would be no parades for ST Patrick's Day anywhere in Ireland, that everything was going into a lockdown and I Um, self appropriated. Or as they say in the Army, I midnight requisitioned. Um, a term my very good friend. Dear friend Mark Leslie invented Who lives in done, Leary. A region within county, Dublin, Ireland, He invented the word locked down like you would have lochearn. Or luxury or any other lake in Ireland. Um and I kind of love that there actually is a lockdown. It's not in Northern Ireland and county down. However, it happens to be in Galway. Can you imagine? Which is on the opposite coast on the west Coast of Ireland. But there we were, um Locked down in Ireland effective the 16th of March. Never making it home on the 18th. We'd get until July. But in that almost three week period between when we arrived the end of February And the date we were supposed to go home. We covered a lot of ground. And did a lot of interviews. On the day we landed from the transatlantic flight from Boston. No Sorry we flew home. The Boston We flew out of Hartford, Connecticut Bradley International Airport, which meant that when we flew home, our car was a very big drive away from where we lived it because we landed in Boston in July in the car was in Connecticut. But in any of them The day we landed. We had arrangements. Coming off a transatlantic flight that's much too short from Boston to Dublin to get a decent sleep. However, we had a nice little nap Got off the plane, got our rental car from budget, rent a car in Ireland to a wonderful people to deal with and Headed for a town more or less an hour. Maybe a little bit more than an hour from Dublin Airport. To me, my good friend, Mark Leslie. Who then took us on a tour, packing it as much as for that day, as we could before jet lag. Pounded upon us and we imploded because that's what happens to you. Suddenly you get to a point where you know the mind is thinks it's willing. The body has no plans to join you. So he took us in a two day period. Before New Exhibits his company Martello. Has created visitor's center's he has created in Ireland, and he has created visitor experiences places like them. JP Morgan Library in New York City. A museums in Malta, including a fine arts museum, the Science Museum and Fort ST Angelo and Malta. I'm a bunch of years ago. It's got to be a dozen years or more than that. He was the one responsible for creating the Ireland Pavilion at the World Expo in Japan. We actually went There was Mark who took us by our hot little hands on a tour of what he created to Reveal Ireland to the world at this very special Expo. Um, in my mind, it was, um It was either it was in the glory. I think, um, when you get off the train and the Goya We were coming in from Kyoto. But you could have come in from Tokyo when you get off the train right there. There is a museum dedicated to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Was quite amazing. But of course, there was a strong connection for decades because of Sir J. Ozawa, who was for ages the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, so there's great affection. From the Japanese for the Boston Symphony, But in any event, we went to see these four exhibits. Each of them was amazing. And if you go back to the podcast from March, which you can find online. You of travel is Stephanie Abrams and, um, we consolidated the name for both shows now effective, Um August. Of this year. But prior to that one of the show's was called travelers for 11, and you can still find the podcast online from March and You will find interviews that we did with the various head hunt shows the executive directors and whomever the directors of tourism and whatnot at these four different exhibits that we visited with Mark Leslie. And he stayed over. The first night actually nearby to where we were, and it was just a lovely Two days and a night that we spent together or might have been two evening says. I think we had dinner together both nights, and it was just grant. I would say that I was touched in a very special way. By each of the exhibits. They are each in their own right. Very special. And we'll review them with you, so that when you can get out of your own locked down And get over to Ireland. You make sure you visit these places. But one of them Just won a major award. And so I got the email yesterday announcing who the winners were in this very competitive competition because it wasn't just a competition within Ireland. It was a competition. I think it was just within Europe. When I say just within Europe that covers a lot of territory. And so, um This wonderful museum in county Monaghan. Interestingly enough..

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

"Facilities on the well especially now. I mean. i don't remember having you know kind of kitchen facility available. Because i wouldn't have been interested in going near it. Especially when the food at locker has always been asleep over the top fabulous but today. There's a good chance. I would check in and i would never go into your dining room. Even socially distanced whatever you know. We have been socially distanced since march sixteenth twenty twenty. It's now october. I mean we're practically in november. And i haven't been in the company of anybody except being at some distance walking through dublin airport getting on the plane flying business class so there were only six people in the cabin when we came home so social distancing was not a problem picking up her car rental car so we could drive to another airport where our car was because aer lingus was flying to boston but not the hartford and managing to go through all that and staying healthy and so You know. I'm not afraid to go places but i wanna go places. That are atypical. From the kind of things i would be looking at. I would have been looking for a year ago. And so very appealing to me to think that a family could go and take over turret have three bedrooms have a kitchen area where you can prepare things and all over ireland people in ireland and northern ireland. And if you're in for monta go find the as the store. Aspca by walmart by the way they are wonderful stores and you can go online order your food. They call it. Click and collect and you drive up and you can your food and you don't have to have any contact with anybody and bring it back and do what you need to do. And frankly if you're traveling with children it's the light that our family. Nobody was on the same breakfast schedule. You know there was somebody got up at six and somebody else got up at eight and my husband get up around nine and i get up about eleven because i'm a night person. I'm up here for the night. I sleep like morning so having that kind of facility that the turret rooms pardon and also when we reopened on the seventeenth of july after four months of lockdown when we reopened. I'm we're selling twenty five lodges as individual self-catering homes. We also offer now by a fabulous meal. We also offer a take away show. You can dinner for your family. We can do this on. Yeah we do wedges with garlic bread and it means that yes. You have an opportunity in in like you stephanie. I don't want to go my holidays and koci the but it does mean that we can offer takeaway facility from the restaurants just to give you that extra feeling of safety in case. You're not comfortable in a restaurant. Well it's more lewis and by the way i. I spoke with no mcmeel by telephone in october of two thousand two and met him face to face in january of two thousand three because we were the hosts of a wedding in our family that we organized and sorted out and no was the executive chef at the castle is try the five years before iraq earn started rolling out casa leslie county monaghan which is where paul mccartney married the second wife the beast. Yes yes and so you know when we were picking out a place when somebody that you see us celebrity with the opportunity that they can buy anything they want has chosen something. It's kind of a good indicator i mean. It's like rory mcilroy hanging out around a really good indication that some goods happening here. So and no was the chef. So that's when. I first met noel. Mcmeel author off the cookbook. Irish pantry. avoid. I have two copies. I'm happy to say one day. I'll give one to somebody. I love but i don't need anymore honestly. I so rarely really get into doing the kinds of wonderful things that are in that book major during lockdown down no without posting at some of these recipes on instagram for people do his banana. Bread would try. That puts a new phase in states during lockdown. We certainly did hear. Everybody was making banana bread. I was living in ballygawley and karen castle at corner cottage. And i made to and you know why because we buy. We order the food from as an order. Bananas and the last two always got overripe. And it broke my heart so i bake banana bread making. Yes indeed. so now we've talked about the accommodations in the turret the turrets on the property that again people. They remind me of the windmills in in mecca nose. Or you know other places where they're they're meant to remind you of terrorists on the castle but hey they're lovely and lovely inside to stay. I really enjoyed when we stayed there. And then there's the main building and there are accommodations in that building including the nick faldo suite which was that was featured in that bachelor or bachelorette episode that when they went to locker. They they did the whole show. Different places in ireland or at least most of it. I think and that particular series. I'm sure many of my listeners. Know what i'm talking about. Even if i don't but the main building has it's that tall building but they so speaking nine veteran criminal penalty. What's the grand total of accommodations hundred twenty rooms. And what's the heads in beds. Total count two hundred and forty accommodation. Beds okay so you know. It's still a good size for the potential of a golf outing of a company of border of direct. Something as showing love big wedding staff name would do of coke days per for companies and car companies on.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

"Words like shenanigans and tom foolery and malarkey. Which come out of an irish tradition. Ovo is a chance that tomfoolery might have come out of a british welsh tradition off the check. That one out for sure but there are other words that have crept into into english language. That are used in america. That maybe you aren't aware. Also irish connected. One of those words is lynching another is the word boycott By hooker by crook lou paul. It's funny how these words came into language and in a few minutes we have left in this segment To get you in the mood for talking about The irish connection. you know. there's a restaurant in dublin. Called shanahan's american steakhouse the food is exceptional. You want steak and mashed potatoes. They call their mashed potatoes champ in ireland c. h. a. n. p. No idea how that name came to be off the look it up. I guess it's because of the the starvation which i just learned last week. There's an irish word for the famine and the translation from irish to english is the hunger which is really what it was. It was hunger and those people were just starved to death because there was food in ireland. It just wasn't being shared and somebody told me last week. And i have to. I'm hoping to have mark leslie On the air with us next week. He's just won another award for An exhibit yet again another exhibit that he's done. The exhibit is the patrick kavanagh center in county monaghan and when we went over to ireland this year in february we got off the plane on february twenty eighth and drove an hour and a half to meet mark and went to three exhibits that day. That he's just recently opened and then the fourth one. We did the next day and one of those three exhibits that we visited. We did video on. You're going to see it in upcoming flogging. An upcoming episode of travel. Tv with stephanie abrams. Those exhibits I just want everything he's ever done. This won awards anyway. The newest one. The patrick kavanagh exhibit Just won an award. And i'm going to have mark on next week. I'm going to talk with you. Then about words like lynching and boycott and all these other words that have crept into the english language. I think you'll find this fascinating as i do. We're talking about the patrick kavanagh.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

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07:56 min | 1 year ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!

"I would be a direct descendant. Of Brian Burrow because because you're in O'Brien's. Were strong holiday. Share. And you've got O'Brien's tower sitting right there at the cliffs of Moher. Yeah yet the O'Brien tower was owned by Cornelius O'Brien and it was one of the big landowners and Clare. We would be direct descendants of of him. Now, the O'Brien had one, hundred, Fifty, seven castles and Clare. I think under harbor as you could see, we ended up in a trailer so. was delayed nobody hugged the way. Well now I think you had some help from those folks across the Irish, sea. Pushing people, Lands and whatnot I'm you know, I have no Irish blood but I have a great sense of fairness and Justice and The injustice that's been heaped on the Irish for. Far Too many millennia. And at least eight hundred years of it that we can point to from those guys on the other side of the Irish Sea from you And yet, they'll stop for tea with their little pinkie finger in the air. So well poised and delicately, but histories thinks. Just thanks thanks I reading books now by a guy, his last name is Kale. but you know I'm not pronouncing it the Irish. Way one is how the one I'm starting. Now I'm about just fifteen pages in is called how the Irish saved civilization have you read that? Probably not. I mean you probably you've probably got the history of embedded in your brain. But. Give us in the next minute. Or do you take people on your boats? While we take from Doolan peer two three hour nylons. And the three hundred nyland sort three Gaelic speaking islands of the three biggest islands of the west coast of Ara. First language people I really need a Dosa viral and so we're gonNA take a break for the top of the hour news and come back and we're going to go on a trip with Bill Brian Doolan Ferrie to the Aaron Islands. So stay with me we're flying high. Welcome to travel with Stephanie Abrams. About to do something I so rarely do. And what I think about it. It's funny how often that when I do do what I am about to do? It's generally with somebody in. Ireland. And is. Hold over from one hour into another. My guest. And in the past I have held over the Baron of salt. Who is the Lord of the manor at belleek castle unbalanced balanced county male or my good friend Mark Leslie whose family owns Castle Leslie County Monaghan and he is a genius at Exhibitor and Visitor Center Exhibits. and is as a matter of fact, the first exhibit put into the visitor. Center at the cliffs of Moher was from his company, Martel. And, he's done all over the world in Malta. He's done now. I think it's three exhibits in Malta the new final, the Fi, the new exhibit at the Fine Arts Museum there when the capital city of multiple letter was named the EU city of culture. And Fort Saint Angelo. And the science. Museum and Multo. And the J. P. Morgan Library, the six month run of an exhibit Coal Churchill the power of words. And that was mark and his company, Mark. Leslie and Mortello. So, when I have him on, there's there's never enough time. And in fact, I need to get him back on the year again, catch up with him see how he's doing. But there's you know there's a reason I talk about Ireland Lot. and as politically. Goofy. As the island that is Ireland can be. There is a level of humanity. There is a level of caring. There is passionate everything. I guess it's one of the reasons that I identify so much with Irish people having no Irish blood myself and fee fi fo fum is been got blood of an Englishman. His father was born in Manchester. But we'll forgive him for that. But I'm either a thousand percent in or not interested at all. Maybe when it comes to black and white that's me. I don't have time to waste with things. I'm only wishy washy about. And if I get involved with something, I am up to my nose and over my ears and only my eyes are peeping out over the top of whatever the project is. So I understand zoning with. Passion. And when you go to Ireland, you find that whatever people choose to do. Whatever Form their life takes. They are in. A thousand percent. and. They are looking for ways to make it better all the time. And you feel it, you feel the energy around you. It is an incredibly inspirational place and like where I live in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, where if you have a non polluting industry, you're very welcome to come and live here. Have plenty industry just send the people that work remotely from home. Keep your pollution somewhere else. But. Like Ireland where I live looks like the north west of Ireland, it looks like Donegal Mountains. More trees than you'll ever see in Ireland. and. Well we have great ponds we like to call them lakes, but none of them are really big enough to qualify as bona fide like, but we like to say we live on the lake. But because of the Nature of the topography of land. And in Ireland, the seascapes as well and because of. The nature of the people? You, find that. Both Berkshire County, where I live and Ireland are places that attract creative people because the environment is inspirational. And regardless of the weather. Because I have to tell you a good rainstorm. With a bunch of wind outside your window is of very romantic thing is when you you're in Ireland and you can have a pete fireplace going and there's a roaring fire in the smell of the Pete's and. You either want to write a good mystery mystery novel or you want to read one. It's one of the other..

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

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04:49 min | 2 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Oh, the its travel with Stephanie Abrams. I have been introduced to Hugh Tunney, the person you need to go to the tourist office for the Ulster Canal Stores. It's located in county Monaghan in the town of Clone ISS, which looks like clones. C l O N E S but pronounced says two syllables. Cronuts. That's correct. How long have you lived in this region? I've lived here since 1960 years, was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Well, that's still happen to jump from here, so it wasn't much of a move. You're geographically certainly a different a great ideological and political difference of being in county, Monaghan. So clearly you loved it here cause he stuck. Yeah, well, our family rerouted here, so Yeah, I grew up here went to school in Milan on DH. I'm still here with my own family. Now it's a beautiful part of violence. And so explain what the Conus can. The Ulster Canal Stores are all about. Okay, but the Foster cannot stores. It started in 1994. Um, they had a small tourist office here. Andi opened a restaurant. On they received from some funding, and Tio elaborate on that on DH Open a bonus list museum. And so what is the history of the Cronus? The Lace Museum? What is it about this region? That really Propelled the growth of handmade lace. Ah! Bonus list was introduced during the famine, years. Ah Reverend Thomas Thomas Hand, it was made Ah Church of violent Minister in cloners in 18 47. Hey, arrived with his wife, Cassandra Hand on DH. They were appalled at the desolation and starvation during the famine. Years on. They arrived in close on they moved into bishops Courthouse. On DA The Reverend Hans wife decided that ah She would try and introduce something that the women of the area could do as ah Ah to make some money as a famine relief service. Think I never was a community. Project on as a community project. So AH Xi Started closely a school in her home in Bishop's court. How did she have a background in lace? Or she went and found people that knew what it was all about. Brought them in on. What was she white lace? I mean, how did she know? What was it about her that made her think of laces the answer. Well, she had contacts. Ah. And other big houses in the country at also in England. Ah, in the aristocracy on Dublin. Ah, ah! On. She knew that she could make a business from this. It would, it would be produced and, ah Cottages in rural what year? More or less what year about anyone decades or so, Yeah, she arrived in Ating, 47 on DA Ah, between 18 47 on the 18 nineties. In the 19th century, she Further the expansion of the bonus list project. Congested district board was introduced then on DH. Other women who were Experts in in the earliest projects were sent to the west of Ireland. Ah, in countries and mail in Galway. End up in the Northwest. Don't go Teo to work can make a living and make a life. Yes, well, you have a wonderful exhibit here, and I highly recommend that on your next trip to Ireland. Even if you're not into lice, you will get into a lace when you get here because it is really a fascinating story. And once again the exhibit is the result of My very good friend Mark Leslie and his company, Martello media and all the creativity that.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

05:49 min | 2 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Explain why people coming to Ireland need to put big stars with the words must visit in front of Patrick Kavanagh center in this scheme county Monaghan there are so many attractions in Ireland that are fighting for attention and people who already have it in their mind that after the Guinness store house this is where they're going so we've got to get them to come up a bit off the beaten track find their way to county Monaghan which is not much of a journey by the way the from Israel good good road systems to get to county Monaghan and wonderful places to explore along the route but why here what what is it that it has is so compelling that people need to come here well people that emigrated to anywhere else in the world did it for economic reasons many of them came from very small farm holdings many of them came from situations like after the fireman and all of that Patrick cabinet came from the very same sort of background Patrick Kavanagh is left school before he was saying fourteen years of age he wasn't really finished and we called primary school and date he went on from that to go along and be the authentic voice of certainly rural Ireland played he lived in county Monaghan and then he went and lived in Dublin and he became an authentic voice for all Ireland and he became an authentic clothes for poetry as a universal medium was he able to support himself from from poetry the answer to that is no I would I would have thought not I mean that's a pretty hard you know in the terms of a farmer that's a hard row to hoe yes it will as he said himself he might have been able to support himself if he wanted to live and devote himself totally to the farm but the farmers only going to be secondary to him it it it was just like he had a lot of sensitivity that needed to come in the form of you know yeah frozen to the page I'm sure Shakespeare could have survived in Stratford on Avon but he would not have made it as though the writer he made himself unless he went to London even take a simple one I made a if bloody hell use wasn't going to stay in Lubbock my name if you wanted to go along and make him over to make himself to be stated that the song writer and singer that he was imagine buddy Holly because Buddy Holly is more less the same age as I am but I know he died young and all of that right that's the analogy I make it no I understand yeah sometimes you got to get off the phone Farman yes and and go to the city that's it so most of his writing was done where he did a lot of his writing was done in county Monaghan in the a little room upstairs where he talked about it a ten by twelve with the low roof if I stand by the side wall my head feels the reproof and then he went to Dublin and he wrote there in various houses in which he lived and they he it wasn't an easy existence while his brother Peter who was younger than them was there he stayed with Peter and Peter went devoted his a lot of his life and his own meager errands to supporting Patrick go him as a kind of relative you want so tell me how is that encapsulated and memorialized here at the Patrick Kavanagh center how does the visitor interacts with the life of Patrick here well we have always had for the last number of years as religion might have would have sort of said there they that they the center here was a magnet for visitors coming and public health in this sport the portrait was on there the leaving certificate course that's end of high school and day because of that we had Bonnie a you know busloads of children coming around also there's a path to Cavan that poetry award eighty at the end of the September and date we have a part to come in a week and then and we have a series of of of lectures and two shows Sunday drama also is admission to the exhibits themselves which are quite fascinating there's there also even cycle again with the Patrick camera portrait mode has been going on since nineteen seventy one and then they'd be able to cover the weekend has been in existence from Dayton the nineteen eighties for you to learn more about the Patrick Kavanagh center and tourism in this region of and the scheme here in county Monaghan talking with the director who is involved with the tourism council so when we're going to do that right.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"The whole the whole it's travel with Stephanie Abrams I'm sitting on a very comfortable marigold daffodil colored sofa and behind me there is this wonderful I suppose it's canvas or some kind of fabric that feels like looks like a screen you might project something on hold is a curtain with a giant mural photo and the gentleman if it's not him if someone depicting Patrick Kavanagh in a field of flowers of wildflowers in Ireland so while we are indoors there is very much the illusion that you are outside enjoying nature and the countryside at the Patrick Kavanagh center in in this game county Monaghan of a building that is a tribute to the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh much of which is focused on his poetry although I've got to get my hands on his autobiographical novel the green full and I already feel already as if I know Patrick well just from having seen of a wonderful short film produced of that depicts the countryside that inspired him coupled with the reading of some of his poetry of so it's kind of illustrated by the inspiration for much of his boat Terry and I'm with art Agnew who has grown up in this area who has family roots that interweave with Patrick Kavanagh's life.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Here to the Patrick Kavanagh center I'm with art Agnew he is from the region and is very much involved with an organization called the initially an enterprise development group which is actually the initiative that I've created of the exhibit here and that has continued to spear head of the development and growth of the wonderful exhibit as it exists today are created by Martel media a Dublin company and you know my good friend mark Leslie who was an oft guest not off gas off yes bringing us up to date on so many things he's my go to man for all kinds of information and so we're here today at the Patrick Kavanagh center in in this game county Monaghan Ireland with more closely and now with art Agnew now do you hold a specific role on the committee that was responsible for this development it would I'm the chair of the that's right you told me that earlier and I said I was the table yes okay well it don't you using chairman and chairwoman if I does but it offered yes it well it's it's become politically incorrect people as people are now introduces chairs and I always tell them on the table so so how long have you been associated with this group I love being associated with the group would say it as the say on and off for further changes since nineteen eighty four nineteen eighty four and even before that a friend a man named Tom Quinn here was the chairman of the group a he got me to read off a graveside in commemoration and that way back in that mode is used to be on well my grant talk Patrick have not all mine yes she was the miss Moore in the green food a day she talked the the entrance the first and second class in convention school and J. she totaled the music in the school as well and Dan Patrick haven't had very musically or on day I'm not surprised to hear that I see you then my mother was in the training college for teachers with her sister with Patrick I'm a sister a Celia and then a she would shoot my mother also taught in the school in in this game so we're from around this area she could see while so I'm when your hands was teaching Patrick did she recognize is genius no that was my grandchild the granite get rent a I wouldn't think I wouldn't know now that's a pity but those are the stories that are you know sometimes teachers recognize things and are great motivators and influencers that create positive growth and other times genius is seen as a typical foolishness and stamped on your that was about a hundred and ten years ago so you weren't terrified the not not sorry that you missed out on the a day she married a man that day was managing a store in in this game and they moved to Belfast and data that was sent home mom more's the pity so when you said that.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

06:50 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Six hundred and twenty-fifth show the start of our thirteenth year of travel with Stephanie Abrams, and we're going from a castle in Ireland to the castle they used for downton abbey in England. This was my very first interview with lady can Arben in may of two thousand twelve it is a joy to introduce maybe even and I must get the accent on the right salon. On the phone with me. It has been not only joyous watching downton abbey and seeing Highclere castle inside and out and kind of intimate introduction to your beautiful home. But also, it's been thrilling in talking with my good friend, Mark, Leslie, whose family is associated with Castle, Leslie County Monaghan Ireland, and they have so many connections with so many people in Ireland in the UK and in America because of their unique family background Winston Churchill being a first cousin of uncle, Jack, Sir, John Leslie at castle Monaghan and Castle, Leslie Monaghan, and I had a chat with Mark, Leslie and told him. Lady can Arvin that you're going to be my guest, and he said, oh, I must have some photos with you. Came out with these marvelous photos of Highclere castle in nineteen twelve and I'm hoping that you've had a chance to see them as well. They're at travelers four one one dot com. The interactive part of our website and you'll find them in member photos, the album is listed something like at warning in country life. Last ones that go in or the first ones that are up. So you'll see it right there at the top of the first page of photos. Welcome. And have you had a chance to see those photos? It's a habit salmon. And I was quite remarkable. I'm sure you have many family albums filled with photos as well from that period. We quite. In nineteen eighty ninety five. I will never the ones you want funding. What we have is is an incredibly wonderful to still have that she's alive Scott quickness. Women. Anyway, which is great. Well. Find into line. And she says he's from your website. Oh me. Well, I'll have to look more carefully that as well. I I really want to spend more time in and really study each one of them. But when I fell across not, well, Mark pointed out, the two too many. I actually was in his studio mortello media in Dublin when he pulled up, you know, I told him my my interest in downton abbey, and he said, well as a matter of fact, I've been archiving the Leslie family photos and then going through families too. Marvelous pictures from one thousand nine hundred twelve and the lesley's were very keen on photography and writing. And so they just have this wonderful family archive of goodies. And so was I in his studio that I got to see the photos, but the one that has tickled me the most really is the one with Queen Elizabeth as a young girl Princess, Elizabeth with her sister, Princess, Margaret and. You know, you see the face. There's another one there of Jenny Leslie Churchill. Who was Winston Churchill's mother? And it looks like Winston is about twelve years old there. But you've missing is the cigar seeing the face quite clearly. Now when you are getting ready to do. What needs to be done to accommodate the filming of downton abbey? At high Claire that must've been a massive undertaking. But it's still going on because there's a sad series two towns. So I think you get more used to it without doubt as you go on figure out what what each time they come in and go out which still doing for another couple of months. Well now. When when you began this process, I it looks from the pictures that Mark Leslie sent me that there's this one picture with some ladies who's last name is fellows, which is the same. Last name is Julian Fellowes who was the author of downton abbey. And I'm wondering, you know, I I'm making the assumption. So please correct me if I'm wrong if that relationship with the fellows family doesn't go quite far back and therefore downton abbey was the natural heir to being. Hi, Claire being the the place that it was based on. Well, I mean, I don't think I didn't know what relation civil Susan the finish coffees. And. No. Pepsi came along with one of the people she's supposed to cross with an I knew that mood kitchen came to have lunch here in June nineteen fourteen and the Jewish zealots his wife. I'm great uncle. So that's how you too. But I didn't know about thirty day nother assessor centers. No. Maybe James senators who is this. Diana's sister eldest sister, and that's another who aren't related, but who says friends ours do several Brown fellows, and there is some fellows from that. Launch. Fetch. Maybe do that. But I do know we actually spent the entire hour with lady. And you can hear the whole interview. And the continuing interviews for everybody on today's show by going to s Abrahams dot com slash blog and click on the links will take you to the audio. Yes, we're celebrating our twelfth anniversary today starting thirteenth year on the air. Who.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

05:52 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Maybe we took the country road instead of the highway. Let's talk last time you visited with us search on family and friends lovingly referred to as uncle Jack. We talked about the the approach to the castle, which is right off is at the end to I believe that. It's right off of takes you from Dublin you take the end twelve in the end too. And before you know, it your glass rock in County Monaghan, and you reached this wonderful wall along the road. And when you see this big brick wall that goes forever. You know, that you're writing aside the grounds the one hundred one thousand acres that belong to Castle, Leslie, and you come up the drive and last time you were on the show with us. We talked about the entrance the family crest the grand hall and the the dining room and drawing room filled with memorabilia from tariffs skis. Visit send your cousin Winston Churchill, and so many others and the portrait that hangs in the dining room that was painted by. Gilbert, Stuart who also painted George Washington as we see him on the dollar Bill. But I thought it would be fun. This time uncle Jack. If we went up stairs. And we visited some of the bedrooms. With you on a virtual radio or of Castle, Leslie, which you can see at Castle, Leslie dot com. And let's talk about the ancestors who lived in in those various roles I'd like to start with a red room because that was the room I say in. So let's talk about the red room a bit that was your mother's room. Wasn't it? The bed came from the capital of Umbria. About seventy floats. Eight hundred. Escaped from the same place. The call. Changed? The same cut. Yes. They are the same curtains. I can attest to that. Because they they. I don't really know the way to put it. I I kinda very much. Appreciate the condition that they are in reflecting curtains that has survived for one hundred and twenty years, and with a wonderful wonderful view of the ground from the windows of that room. You could say the lake, oh, it's wonderful. As a matter of fact for those we have a new radio station that's joined us w n n in Florida, fourteen seventy AM. And they've of course, because there are new station with us when we did the first show and the veni shows when we talked about my daughter's wedding, which took place at Castle Leslie over a three day period. Great wonderful memory in our lives. As a matter of fact, I was told we were the first all American wedding at the castle where we can't trace any Irishman on either side of the family, but since then other American families have followed. So I think we started a trend. Let's talk about going down the hallway now from the red room. You pick the next room you'd like to share with us. Case go up to the top stairs. Well, I was thinking isn't them the mauve room on the same floor as the the red room from Wisconsin edgy for the conduct yourself cuddle, hundreds and seven Queen Victoria was a favorite son. And nothing speed to stay close. We had to change the cousins the Caterpillar on the bed because they'd pull it to pieces Jj, then go. In nineteen kin. Baltin turned into a bathroom before that was all done by Putman. Carry gain hip Paul's putting them in the code files. The but both. Go buttons. Thought that take the hippo them. It died on the back. They'd be. Sketch to the bay bedrooms. From some Kenya's. So it'd be Jesse rumours peop- go bathroom. And that was the more room was the real woman, all the bedroom. All the bedrooms, dressing Fletch. East Bay useful from. Yes, no. Yes, they're all lovely enlarge. And let's talk about. Norman's room. Yes. That's stairs. Yes, there's a ghost isn't there? We didn't see him. I'm sorry to say I was hoping we'd have a visit. Well, tells you Norman was. Goes the ghost is a started the concerns the bed, but who was Norman Goldman respond. And what they're talking about. Why does the ghosts haunt that room? Capable haunted house in England. Because. All right. I'm back again expensive time because I'd really love to meet the ghost. We're going to take a quick commercial break. We'll be right back with, sir. John Leslie, lovingly known as uncle Jack. And we're gonna talk some more of that castle. Leslie in Ireland in County Monaghan stay with us. Don't forget.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Well, we're on our way as you can tell by the music, so wonderful, wonderful Ireland's. And if you're going to Ireland, then you have to make it a point to find your way to the wonderful Castle, Leslie, the family castle that for the last four hundred years has been in the Leslie family where you actually can have the privilege and the opportunity to spend the night or spend a few days or say for a week or more, and there's so much going on there. Now that we're going to be talking later with miss Samantha, Leslie, wonderful news of things going on at Castle, Leslie in Ireland in general, but we're going to start today with talking with the wonderful, sir. John Leslie patriarch of the Leslie family who God bless them. Now eighty seven years old, and I understand last night. You were going. I read to the arena. Jug people. Double stake. Very exciting. You have a reputation of going going every week is that right? The full seasons in on the cleanliness and. Picassos the pitiless research. Well, you know, what's interesting about it is I I remember from our trip to County Monaghan that it appears that busloads of teenagers come in on Friday evening or Saturday evening, and it's a non alcoholic night, which makes it even better experience for the parents of those children. This case on Fridays. Huge. They just Coca Cola. Seven eight children from fourteen to. Oh, good for them. The last night you're going with the older crowd. Yes. And I I understand that they're always very excited to see you there, you cut a run. Don't you could they? Throws instead of plus two. That was an early evening for you. We should all. Fire man, I read. Just stages. Fear the nerve of them. Well, I'm sure it helps keep you young and fit and healthy. What other dance Tubbs? Have you been to, sir? John. Good. Bye. Two years ago. Kylo stole.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Way. There's a congressman. He would just by the way, he endorsed a Baidoa Rourke. So you have Sean Patrick Maloney, endorsing Beto. Robert, Robert Francis, Rourke house, nice and the two of them. Yeah. I wouldn't book put a gun to my head. I wouldn't pull the lever for either one of them. Bozo. O'rourke? I mean, there's Irish as you get I don't play that identity. Agree with you do sometimes. Okay. I mean, it's nice to say that you don't. But when it comes to politics as if I see an Irishman on a a team or something like that. Right. You know with a with a a beautiful Irish name, Flaherty, whatever down. Yeah. Yeah. I'll pull for the jokin Irishman in a black walk into a bar. One person's got a Di who you've taken. Well, let me turn a Jewish guy in a in a black. Okay. Right. So, but but but if you said, I don't care. It depends on the guy if you started pussyfooting around then you'd be lying, of course, belong. Look that's the way of the world when people talk about nationalism all of that's what love everybody pulls for their own kind. Right. Globalist is a bunch of crap comes to the Olympics when it comes to the US open. I mean the soccer the World Cup. Right. We all pull for our own kind. That's the way it is now which is why we put for the United States of America. Sometimes. Now Saint Patrick's Day is suddenly sometimes with the you're the one who. Who tells me that some of these democrat politicians like quad, for example, she hates this country? Of course, those people they they do they hate this. They hate the country. One is the holiday Saturday and Sunday the the officially it's Sunday parade is tomorrow. Okay. So are you? Okay. Because you really Irish like first generation, my parents come from County Monaghan the they came over on a boat in the fifties. Neither one of them had graduated high school while they came. It's a beautiful story. And they did great because you guys are great and your family's beautiful realized this guy. Some of us did. Okay. Well, I know your whole family, but you you did great. You your wife beautiful family? So so as a wheel Irish guy, and you just laid out the whole lineage. Okay. It's true. It's the wheel deal. Do you? Are you okay with non Irish people acting as if walking around town, yelling drinking beer? You know, the answer to that you want that. I've absolutely see that's different. I don't want any Israeli day parade in the you know, what I'm not showing up for you stupid Perez..

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

03:14 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"A one hour TV show, which is so much. More time intensive labor intensive all around more intensive than one hour of TV than six hours of radio that we do weekly. It's madness. But you know, we create our own craziness. So I can't blame anybody. But me. Doing grand, and I'm really enjoying all of it. Because. My my pants lead me to people like you, Paul. Yeah. Yeah. The hotel what are things like in the world of travel for you. How are you guys? Seeing Arlanda at the moment slots going on over here. Oh my gosh. I have some really major concerns frankly, the the business about the potential for a hard border between the Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland scares the stuffing's out of me hate the idea. I'm sure I mean, people that I have spoken with in the last year or two in Ireland. Neither the folks that I know in the north or the Republic our happy about the idea. I think it's terrible for tourism. I think it's terrible for just, you know, there are so many people that live in the borders region that are they just, you know, it's like the people that live in upstate New York or somewhere in Minnesota or someplace where you know, you just get your car you drive, two minutes and you're in Canada. It's the same in Ireland. If people in County Monaghan, and and Donegal, and Sligo and other counties that abut the the Republican Ireland border that suddenly, you know, they'll go there to their favorite bakery is on the other side of the border. Whether they're going. But you know, the grass is greener concept. That whatever side of the border there on they have reasons to want to go to the other side and to make it cumbersome or to impose, you know. Delays restrictions taxes. Who knows what? And it's crazy because underneath it all as an American on the who is not an Irish-American looking in from the outside. It's one more. Forgive me. British devastating blow to an island of people who have a shared history who like India pass, Pakistan like Palestine, Israel, like South Africa, alike, everywhere, the British have gone where they divide the people turn them against each other. They shoot at each other instead of shooting at the Brits and all of the world. I mean, this is the pattern divide and conquer. And it's tragic because you. You know, it's like the American civil war. These are these are brothers and sisters. Of of centuries. A tracing back to Patrick who, you know. I mean, it it breaks my heart. It really it really breaks, my heart. Well, it's certainly alone and a storied.

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"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:42 min | 3 years ago

"county monaghan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Of the foundation is to protect and preserve the architectural cultural and landscaped heritage of Saratoga springs said has so much of it. This is a joke. It is. It's a big job. I think it's a really important one. And I think it's part of why sir toga is the destination for not only people to move here and businesses to move here. But for people to come and visit. So. Talking. I mean because this region has colonial roots. I have to imagine that some of what you are busy protecting goes back significantly. What would be the oldest building that would fall into your area of concern? Well, I wouldn't say it's under concerned at the moment. Our oldest residential area of concern. Folio what what you've got to make sure that you're taking good care of our earliest building residential building dates back to circa eighteen fifteen and then we pretty much have buildings built from early eighteen hundreds on. With our probably biggest collection of architecture being the Queen Anne period the Victorian period when the spas and race course were really dominating what brought people here to the track. And in some ways, it's still remains that way. Wow. So if people are coming to visit Saratoga springs, New York. I want to remind you a easy place to get to if you're flying in from somewhere around the country. You might want to look at flying into Albany international airport, certainly any of the other airports in the northeast region or make it easy entry into this area of the Hudson valley region, but you can also hop on Amtrak out of Penn station and go to the Albany Rensselaer train station and take a nice drive over or get off in Saratoga springs. The Saratoga racetrack is is memorialized in the Amtrak stations decor, and it's just a charming adorable train station, and you can arrange to have a car once you get here to get around unless you want to be very fancy and arranged for a limousine as I'm sure some people do because there are a lot of high fliers that come to here. There are some wealthy people that. Yes. You know, they they're smart. They know how to travel so within this region. If somebody who is interested in architecture is interested in history is interested in. The cultural side of what especially historically Saratoga springs has to offer. What would you what what kind of itinerary would you play for them? What would you advise them to do before they leave the region? Well, I think if you're lucky enough to come here during track season a Saratoga race course must that is the oldest sports fan in the country. It is most intact. Meaning it has Victoria, it has buildings from when it was I established before it was a thoroughbred race course in eighteen forty door. We actually broadcast two shows live from the finish line at Saratoga. Yeah. It's it's a thrilling it is. It is just it's adorable. The places so charmingly cute. It looks like, you know, when you find those jigsaw puzzles that have kind of like antique pictures on them. That's what the track reminds me of in the clubhouse, and you know, and people getting dressed up with the fancy dresses and hats and people in soups and the occasional guy in a top hat, Panama hat, or whatever I mean, it just adds to the festive atmosphere of being at the track. It's different from going to Hialeah or something, you know. It's just not same. Absolutely. Where truly unique care with our racecourse. Same with our downtown. We're very fortunate have a wonderful downtown with stores and restaurants, but all and beautiful historic buildings and there been beautifully preserved. That wasn't always the case. Downtown did not always look like it does today. So that took a large preservation effort and investment from community members. And what we have today has been remarkable. When was the foundation the Saratoga springs? Preservation foundation founded we were established in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. Yeah. That's about right. Because that's that's about the time. That America woke up to the fact that we are ripping down gorgeous historic buildings in order to build a parking lot. And you know, you began to see that happen. There are homes. You know, I mentioned Samantha if you just joined us talking to Samantha Bosshard who is the executive director of the Saratoga springs. Preservation foundation in Saratoga springs. New york. When we first met minutes ago. I mentioned we have a friend. Samantha leslie. Who is almost is known to just about everybody is Sammy whose family owns Castle, Leslie in County Monaghan Ireland, which is where Paul McCartney got married for the second didn't work out marriage while Heather Mills. So. Of if it wasn't modern it wasn't valuable. What do we need this thing for, you know, there wasn't an appreciation and. One of the people in the family. A first cousin once removed is Winston Churchill was a stutterer, and he was schooled in how to get past that and become the orator that he became by a lawyer from New York whose name I never remember who had this amazing house on Fifth Avenue. That's gone. If you go to my website, and you put in Edwardian country life, y'all get the photo gallery, and you'll see this guy standing on the corner in front of the building that was his home on Fifth Avenue that was uploaded by my good friend, Mark, Leslie, Samantha's, brother and. You know, it's it's wonderful that we finally woke up in the US. Absolutely people started. Offering donations of patronage size. Not the change kind of a donation and stepped up to the plate to be able to do this. So how long have you been associated with the Saratoga springs? Preservation foundation. I've been the executive director ten years. What did you do before? I worked at historic Albany foundation of very good. So they've got you study somewhere in school studied at Cornell. And before that I worked at the Galveston historical foundation in Texas. Oh, well, we've actually done a bunch about Galveston and. Well, as a matter of fact, the syndicator of travel with Stephanie Abrams is biz talk radio network and they're in Arlington. Oh, which is you know, down the block and around the corner from Dallas. But. What did you study? Somebody listening in saying, gee, I'd be really interested in playing a key role in making sure that buildings that where I live. Are preserved proper properly. What what was the course of study that you've followed? I completed my coursework at Cornell and historic preservation planning since actually a concentration in it. Absolutely. That is so cool. There's many programs and preservation across the country. Okay. And the website that people would go to to learn more about the buildings and cultural venues that you oversee would be what our website is Saratoga, preservation dot org. Well, I hope our audience takes the time to go and have a look. I wanna thank you so much for coming over today. We really appreciate chatting with you. Go. Check it out people Saratoga, preservation dot ORG..

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"So our customers rely on us to continually supply. By them with their contact lenses from the UK. And so any changes, you would still have to continue to deliver to our customers as I said like economics and PNL of the business might look completely different. And it might not be viable for us to do. So if the deal with Brexit as reach doesn't actually support business Martin and Meredith you bring you both back in you just heard Ashley them. Meredith g think small businesses small and medium-sized businesses have been supported in their efforts to make preparations one of the things we know about international trade is most of the firms that operate internationally importing and exporting or the larger firms in an economy. So it's always the small firms, they're they're less attached to foreign markets. But these foreign markets offer real growth opportunity, and so I think the cost of going through all of these administrative hassles. If you're a hundred million dollar company, it's not so expensive for you to hire. One lawyer, you know, or to have. A on retainer kind of import export firm that can manage this for you. If you're only selling a few products, you have lower revenues. It's much more difficult to go through all of this effort, and so for small firms, I would imagine one of the things we saw was even in two thousand sixteen many firms in the UK that were exporting to the EU products that would face high tariffs, if we had no deal, those products exit the market already and that was in two thousand sixteen and that's you know, that's not a great thing for an economy when we have our small firms having to pull out of a potential opportunities because of risk the nine very much agree with the point that that Meredith made for a lot of companies exporting is away for coming more competitive and often their first export markets are into Europe Belgium, or France, or Germany or whatever. And then they go to the rest of the world the idea that somehow pulling back from the European market means you can go global just. It has no evidence behind it a tool and the risk is that there is less investment coming into the UK because those market conditions are more uncertain the other point, which is a problem is a lot of exports and indeed imports are what we call intermediate products. They're not final consumer purchases that part of other goods. And at the moment, particularly in an area like automotive, for example, the might be thirty thousand components in modern vehicle. Literally tens of thousands of them cross borders without even slowing down in containers. Or in lorries that will not be able to continue. So the position of British firms in integrated supply chains across Europe where small firms are subcontractors becomes much more complicated, potentially more expensive for them. And they risk losing out or I Muslim. But I mean, there will be pro Brexit listeners hearing this saying a lot of this is project fear. I mean, we have to we have to accept it. Yes. Things will be hard. There will be disruption. But we we need to push through this to have this to bring back control as they say. Well, I wish it was project fair. I'd love to see the evidence as to how leaving the European Union's integrated market is going to help British firms British jobs, British investment to improve. But frankly in the years since the referendum. We have not seen that evidence. And I'm afraid we have to look at things as they are not as we'd like them to be. Right. We've heard now from a couple of businesspeople battling with the problems. They face dealing with trade in the EU what if you had workers crossing the border in and out of the EU every day as well. Let's hear from someone affected in that way. Martin mcvicar. He's the company founder and chief executive of Kombi left is one of the biggest forklift truck manufacturers in Europe is based in County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland just a few kilometers south of the border with the U K we in play just over six hundred people here in our manufacturing plant in Monaghan and of them six hundred fifty eight of them live in Northern Ireland cross the border daily to work and on top of that. At least another fifty of her plays would live in the Republic, but they would travel across probably two border crossings just to get to work here as well because you know, the border crossing it's not a straight lane is examined as the ones that live in northern and travel across the border twice a day. The other fifty travel across the border possibly four teams today to get to and from work. No, I'm pretty confident no matter what the outcome a hard border self border daily scenario. There is going to be free movement of people on the island of Ireland. So I have no concerns at this stage. It was a concern when the vote took place in June two thousand sixteen but there's enough assurances between the UK Europe and airland that there's gonna be free movement of people on our Elland. Okay. But how bad would it be? I mean, just give me a focus at least in the short term, if something disruptive happens in an ordeal scenario or a hard Brexit from what I've been advised WTO tariff ratings have a high probability come a fact, which is the World Trade Organization tariffs on forklift trucks. The WTO tariff rating is four point five percent. So that means that our customers in the UK the Air Products gonna cost four point five percent more to our UK consumer as a result of Brexit. So we're important a lot of forklift truck components. And we're gonna end up with the hard board or a hard Brexit. Should we say paying four point five percent tariff on our raw materials coming in as well? And you also have the administration costs during that transaction. So it's it's all a cost and the costumer it's gonna cost more at the end. So the extra costs for his components extra costs for his exports as the Irish forklift truck maker Martin McVicar Meredith Crowley, he's making a point. There isn't he that he thinks that will be still free movement of people across the border. I mean, that's something. Well, so that's relying on the assurances from the different parties. So I think. Many people want a conflict free Ireland. And I think we many people believe that keeping that border open for free movement. People is what's required to to prevent conflict erupting there. And so I think that should be a very high priority. But we don't know that that's going to happen. If there's this no deal Brexit where we leave without starting to travel on WTO rules, and there are some complications involved in under the WTO, both the European Union and the United Kingdom have to treat each other in the same way that they treat Canada or Morocco or China, and so even leaving that border open leaves both European Union and the United Kingdom open to the charge that they're treating trade from one another differently than they're treating trade from third countries. And so there's there's room for if you were say a firm in Canada, and suddenly the chaos of Brexit causes you to have some disruption. On your exports to the UK, but I rarely still has his open border. You could get a Canadian for making complaints, the WTO risers risks legal risks attached to them. Yeah. So so it's it's hard to know. I mean, I think every you know, other countries want this relationship, you know, somehow go as smoothly as possible. And I think the alley the charge of project fear. I don't think that much of the information coming out is at all in effort to to make people fearful it's that this is a real economic problem for businesses, and it will really have impacts on prices. And at the moment, there doesn't seem to be a smooth path for leaving the European Union at the end of March without an agreement. So Martin can I just bring you in on this for all of this. We're talking about the currency markets. There is an increasingly remote possibility. They reckon of this no deal that we're talking about there any pricing in about a ten percent likelihood they. Reckon do you think we may be being a bit too alarmist about this scenario? Well, the truth is it's very hard to say, I think it's clear that a majority in the British parliament do not want to see a hard deal. They understand the extent of the problems that it could potentially cause though I am a little more optimistic that in Ireland at least in the short term because the British and Irish governments have both signed the Good Friday agreement twenty years ago that there is a commitment to maintain an alignment of regulation both sides of the border that was the peace deal of twenty years ago. That ended the troubles effectively. That's right. And we are committed not having new obstacles on that border, but more widely. I think yes, the currency markets are assuming this is all going to be sorted out. The challenges knowing quite how it's going to be sorted out. And as you said rightly at the beginning, the problem is the clock is. Ticking, and we have less than ten weeks to go. So Martin's the former civil servant I want to put this to you may not have an answer. But there is talk isn't that within parliament of ruling out a hard Brexit by legal means passing some kind of a ruling parliament, how would a legal ruling, given the framing of article fifty how would it allow us to prevent the possibility of a hard Brexit? Well, that's right. You can't just say, we're not having a hard Brexit. You have to say, and therefore we will either withdraw article fifty that's the that's the original request. That said we were leaving on the twenty ninth of March or we'll go back to the Europeans in Brussels and say, we need an extension. We can't resolve this within the time. So you have to do something else because we have started a legal process with the European Union. And it can't just be stopped by an act of parliament. It's got to involve agree. Agreement now with the Europeans that we're changing the legal position and stopping that clock ticking and abandoning article, fifty means abandoning Brexit, basically. Well, that's how it would be seen. So obviously, that's a political problem. And that I think is what politicians are grappling with. They didn't want to haunt Brexit. But they can't see an easy way of stopping it actually heard exasperated heads of British industry earlier this week railing against the politicians remain allowing all of this uncertainty to exist just days before Brexit day. Who do you blame? That's a tough question. I'm not sure if there's one particular party to blame. But I would say that I would have expected by now that the to be just a bit more certainty a lot of time has passed. So I do feel that the government could have done more just to reach some sort of conclusions. Meredith Crowley, so I'm surprised that they haven't been able to come up with some sort of solution by now because it seems like obvious that some sort of compromise needs to be made to keep. The operations of the country smooth for the citizens as well as the businesses. What I would say it was clearly a serious mistake to stop that two year article fifty process clock going without knowing what we really wanted that was deliverable..

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