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Squeal like a pig: answers

March 8, 2011 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posed yesterday.  I’ll fly through this post pretty promptly as I have another one ready to go later today.  Busy, busy, busy!

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that the quiz was run as a fundraiser for a man named Michael.  What is Michael doing that he needs funds? Climbing a mountain for charity? Building houses in South Africa?

No, he’s running for something called the King of the Tubber.  I have no clue what this prestigious title involves except that it’s must be to do with the town of Ballintubber.  Presumably it’s a bit of a lark connected to a local festival.  Michael is clearly believes it’s worth taking it seriously though since he’s engaging in campaign fundraising!*

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Squeal like a pig

March 7, 2011 in Quizzes

My near-addiction to taking part in quizzes is, mostly speaking, a good thing.  Well, a harmless thing anyway.  Alas, this wasn’t the case on Friday night when I had a most annoying evening’s quizzing.

A listing in a local paper, which caught Ger’s eye last week, took us to the small Mayo village of Ballyglass, and into a pub with a brilliant name: The Squealing Pig.  The omens weren’t good for yours truly when I was struck down with an ear ache just as we set off for the quiz venue.   Things got so bad for me during the interminable wait for the quiz to start that, on an other night, I’d have simply wished my team the best of luck and drove home. Typically, this had to occur on the one night we figured car pooling was a good idea so, not wanting to be the cause of the entire team’s departure, I stuck it out.

Blessings be upon her, my team-mate Marie used some girl-girl sympathy to acquire a couple of paracetamol tablets from one of the ladies behind the bar.  After a few minutes the tabs kicked in and, for the second half of the quiz, I was a new man.

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