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Dermot Keogh
Company keeping under the stars at night has succeeded in too many places the good old irish custom of visiting, chatting and story-telling from one house to another.
Notes: View of Archbishop Gilmartin of Tuam 1926, from Twentieth Century Ireland

Pope John Paul II
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.

John F. Kennedy
"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers."

Jonathan Swift
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Liam O'Flaherty
I was born on a storm-swept rock and hate the soft growth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in men's bones.

James Buchanan
My Ulster blood is my most priceless heritage.

C.S. Lewis
"God gives the gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them."

Stephen Harris
"What were we celebrating? At this rate, the Angelus doesn't have a chance of remaining on Route if we've managed to get St. Patrick out of his own parade."
Notes: Irish Times reporter on not seeing a single figure of the saint in the 1998 Dublin parade.

Renee McCall
Too young to die. Too drunk to live
Notes: of the Daily Express on the passing of Brendan Behan on this date in 1964 at the age of 41.

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