parish news

This is from the Irish news tonight. The video quality is terrible, but you have to hear the priest at the start, he completely cracked me up. When he reads out the parish news every week it’s usually filled with announcements like “cake sale at Mary Mac’s in the morning”.


59 Responses to “parish news”

  1. 1 AnitaW
    May 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Oh that was funny. Here’s hoping and praying the weather is good tomorrow. And, I’m glad President Obama’s cousin got a ticket to see him. How did they give out 3000 tickets when there are only 300 people in the town?

  2. 3 Fred
    May 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    this is too much πŸ˜†

  3. 4 globalcitizenlinda
    May 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I do not know what has happened to my browser when I try to view the embedded video about Ireland – I always get a “black hole”. I know I need to polish up on my physics but surely internet provider, this is not the best way to get me to the lab!

    • May 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Oh Linda, weird things have been happening for lots of people on the site recently, I’ve asked WordPress for help in solving the problems but – so far – they can’t figure them out. The site works fine for some people, but is full of glitches for others. It’s driving me NUTS! Sorry about this Linda, still hoping to get it fixed – soon!

      • 6 globalcitizenlinda
        May 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        funny thing is that I am able to access most of the videos but anything else about the good people of Ireland and their welcome for the First Family is jamming; problem is that I am super excited about the stuff happening on the ground and I want to know “everything”. may be I need to trace my own roots to some part of Ireland and then the gods can hear my plea

        • 7 CTGirl
          May 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

          I have the same problem, but I am blaming it on my Mac πŸ™‚

          Here is a link to the priest giggling πŸ™‚


        • May 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

          “maybe I need to trace my own roots to some part of Ireland and then the gods can hear my plea”

          πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

          Linda, I just put up a new post with some tips from WordPress for people having trouble viewing their blogs (or videos on the blogs) – have a quick look and see if any of them help.

          • 9 globalcitizenlinda
            May 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

            thanks a lot for the tips. I followed the suggestions and now I am able to play the videos – yes including the giggles of the Parish Priest. as a catholic, the presence of th Priest in the video reminds me that I must confess that I have so far run each of the previously uncoporative Ireland videos 4 times in the last few minutes.

    May 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm


  5. 12 Barb
    May 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    My computer needs an overhaul. Could someone please tell me what the good Father has to say.
    Is is about the weather and THE VISIT? Thanks in advance.

    • May 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Hiya Barb, so sorry you’re having trouble too with videos, etc – if I don’t these glitches fixed soon I’ll scream!

      The priest is reading out the parish notes and says about President Barack Obama arriving in Moneygall tomorrow – and then he just starts giggling because he can’t believe it, and the congregation starts laughing too. It’s only a few seconds, but it made me πŸ˜†

    • 15 UT Austin Liberal
      May 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Well Chipsticks said that normally the sunday announcements would be a bake sale or cake sale. But this sunday’s announcement was extra special. The Priest said “On Monday President Obama – (he then starts laughing in an I can’t believe this is really going to happen and everyone in the church laugh with him also)- will be coming to Moneygall.”

      The video continued on with Irish Dancers for Obama showcasing the dance they put togther for the POTUS and FLOTUS. Then it talked about how POTUS’s visit is making the local economy boom. T-shirts are selling like hot cake but most Americans really like and purchase a lot of the shirts with the words “IS Fiedir Lin” (sp?) which means “Yes We Can” They talked about how Moneygall has been spruced up extra special for the POTUS and the house where POTUS’s ancestors lived is being guarded by security and all of Moneygall is on lock down with lots of security. They also talked about weather conditions and how it was windy but the people of Moneygall are resilient and will find other ways to get POTUS into the village.

      Hope this summary helped Barb. πŸ˜€

  6. 17 Barb
    May 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Is is what you said, Anita?

    • 18 Me4obama
      May 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Does anyone know if the presidents cousin in Moneygall is single? Ladies???.!!!!! Well he is cute.

      • 19 UT Austin Liberal
        May 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        Hmm.. well in all the coverage I haven’t seen a wedding band πŸ˜‰ but he could have a GF, BF, fiancee, or just not wear a wedding band. You know what? since Google has an answer for EVERYTHING… maybe just google him. I’ll be helpful and provide a link: http://www.google.com Goodluck! πŸ™‚

        • 20 Me4obama
          May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

          Thanks Austin Lib, you always come through on my crashes if you know what i mean and this doesn’t mean am dumping Sam Kass, he will always be my number two after PBO. Now the president cousin from Moneygall is on that list. God is good.

      • 24 sherijr
        May 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        Me4obama- Henry Healey seems like a very astute young man (he’s 26).. he has apparently been responsible for a lot of this- the coming together of the town, etc. He is obviously a leader, comees across as well spoken and bright~ good luck – I hope you take an opportunity to try and get to know him πŸ™‚

  7. 25 cuphalffull
    May 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I would seriously love one of those t-shirts. Anyone checked out whether they are available to us in the US?

  8. May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Moneygalls 75-year-old Sadie Williams, says she thinks she’s Barack Obama’s oldest living relative in Ireland. She is Henry Healy’s Aunt. This video spotlights 13 cousins.

  9. 35 Nellcote
    May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t believe how anxious I am that there’s good weather tomorrow in a tiny village half a world away!

  10. May 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    A report from Norway TV interviews some villagers and shows the sights.

    Obama-feberen herjer i Moneygall – Verden – NRK Nyheter

    • 39 Sue in Minnesota
      May 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Go raibh maith agat! Thanks TeamObama2012 for the extra goodies.

    • 40 VC prezOfan2
      May 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      I liked this bit in article # 3

      ‘After the political business of talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday, Obama will receive the rare honour of addressing both houses of parliament in Westminster Hall.

      Only Charles De Gaulle, Nelson Mandela and Pope Benedict XVI have received the same rare privilege since World War II.’

  11. 41 Me4obama
    May 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Teamobama2012 u are on fire. Thanks, u are proving us great information.

  12. May 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I do not understand why I have two accounts and THIS ONE keeps returning. : (
    The other one is verified. Something is wrong. I am NOT switching between the two, I only want the VERIFIED account.

    • 44 hopefruit2
      May 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      Someone with your other gravatar(TO2012) posted on the other “APAIC Speech” thread. The person said they were a lifelong Repub who was not going to vote for PBO in 2012 if he didn’t stand up to Israel. Was that you by any chance?

  13. 45 kelly
    May 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    One of the men said the t shirts are doing well on the internet. I wonder where on the net they can be purchased even the cake I would buy.

  14. 48 Me4obama
    May 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    CNN is airing a story on Moneygall, ooh hoo. This is huge guys, this is a BFD.

  15. May 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Honestly I heard through sources this evening that MONEYGALL is the narrative which the press wants and have relayed this to the WH. No other point of the presidents trip, not even the queen, is more exciting according to my press contacts.

    Thus I doubt the WH could scrub the MONEYGALL whistle stop. The largest contingent of reports are in Moneygall, from there the press corps will thin out, not too much but the feel good story is in MONEYGALL.

    • 50 AnitaW
      May 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      It’s a great story. I’m sure the entire trip will be wonderful, but I have to admit I am hope the town of Moneygall have their moment in the spotlight. Seriously good for them.

  16. 51 Little Lulu
    May 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I wish our corporate media would cover this trip, in all it’s spendor and cheering for our great president. America needs to see how the rest of the world responds to this great man. Thanks for this, chipsticks! xxx

  17. 52 sherijr
    May 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I wonder if anyone in Moneygall will be sleeping tonight πŸ˜‰ I’m on pins and needles for them.. I so hope everything goes off as planned and that their visit with POTUS & FLOTUS is perfect. I’ll it for the millionth time: Thank you Moneygall for being so special~ you folks are a marvel, I know our President & First Lady will be in the best of hands.

  18. 53 Me4obama
    May 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I have never seen happy faces in my life that what I see in moneygall. Every video I have watched it’s all smiling faces, may be Guiness is helping a little but boy they are in good spirits.

  19. 54 GGail
    May 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I am just tickled pink at how excited everyone in MONEYGALL is over the visit from President Barack Obama. And I love how they pronounce “Barack” it sounds so sweet! I’m praying for good weather and a good time to be had by all! Thanks so much Chipsticks for providing us with the inside scoops!

  20. 55 sherijr
    May 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Heres a link to the Moneygall website… I just emailed them a large Thank YOU. :


  21. 57 UT Austin Liberal
    May 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Totally OT: First Lady Michelle Obama is going to be giving a tribute to Beyonce at the Billboard Music Awards tonight on ABC. It comes on at 8pmET/7pmCT/5pmPT. I am sooo excited to see FLOTUS.

    Also for music lovers: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyonce (maybe), Taio Cruz, Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Britney Spears(maybe), Lady Antebellum, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Far East Movement and One Republic are going to perform. Should be fun. πŸ˜€

  22. May 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    it’s been so good to see how happy these folks are about seeing POTUS

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