The curious halfpenny ( Pl . x . 128 ) , on which , although the cross is turned , the
letters of the legend appear in the same relative places , affords a remarkable
example of this uniformity . The only feature of resemblance between these coins
Author: John Yonge Akerman
List of members in each volume beginning with new ser., v. 1 (except new ser., v. 3).
We may begin with a halfpenny ( Pl . II , 7 ] which is derived ultimately from the
first of the English halfpennies , a special issue commemorating the liberation of
London in 886 , but perhaps the most striking , and certainly the most
When it came to cuteness Mick Joyce would leave the best of them in the halfpenny place, and that he build a nest in your ear for you while you were
looking around the next twist in the road. As the train tore its way over the tracks
at Mallow ...
Author: Timothy C.J. Murphy
It is the spring of 1952, Mick Joyce, Tom Sullivan and Kate Collins are leaving Ireland with a youthful exuberance in the hope of making their fortune. England is still in economic turmoil after the war but still fares much better than the Emerald Isle. In the Ireland of the nineteen fifties the cottages are still thatched and if there is money in the house it is slated. As a compromise between the rich and the not so rich you might see a corrugated iron roof. Either way Ireland is an empire a few centuries behind our closest neighbour. So it is common place to see the ferry boat the St. David full of Irish, after Christmas, heading to England to earn the King’s shilling. The tears flow each time Ireland’s sons and daughters depart. Hearts are heavy but this is Ireland of the nineteen fifties. The mothers and wives are left behind to keep the nest together from season to season with an ancient sadness that they never really spoke of. Over the next ten years their lives would intertwine intermittently. The story that ensues is one of love, laughter, drink, hard work and loss. The book also tells of their encounters with other emigrants, Irish, African, West Indians, a Russian woman who could fill a cement mixer faster than any Irish navvy and a Pole who little by little created a life for himself and his Irish lady from nothing. It was in one of London’s dingy bed sits that Tom and Mick first settled into. They grubbed hard, drank by the imperial gallon, fought in the pubs and on the streets of London as if re-enacting their modern version of the Irish War of Independence on foreign soil. By night they tore London asunder and were on site the next morning at 8a.m. to rebuild it from the ground up. This is the story of the life of Tom Sullivan now in his senior years having returned to his home town of Tralee. A man of wisdom self educated in the ways of the world, he tells his story with a wit and honesty that will bring both tears of laughter and sadness to the reader.
come back and pay the bap ye eat [Uls] Do not hurry away. in the halfpenny place [Ant] Inferior. you want both the halfpenny and the gingerbread You want to
have your cake and eat it; two incompatibles; you want the reward without the
Author: P.R. Wilkinson
Category: Foreign Language Study
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.
33. pl . 2. ) the halfpenny , No. 4 . the penny , Sorts . 2 , 3 , 5. the half groat , No. 6.
the groat , No. 7. and the shilling ( a ) , No. 8 . this last fort now first coined , and of
them but very few . All the pieces of this Coinage are very common , except the ...
The explanation for this action was that postmen / fire - brigades etc . , would not
be able to locate these places – resulting in God ' s knows what ! But the ' liberal '
attitude to the Irish language which led to that was but in the ' halfpenny place ...
Author: Flann O'Riain
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
This is a collection of some of the Irish Times column 'Where's That?' associated with the province of Leinster. These examine the meaning of those place-names, some of the history of the places, and the people and their surnames who lived therein.
Ivy Rose Murphy has come up in the world. She still begs for discards from the homes of the wealthy which lie only a stone's throw from The Lane, the poverty-ridden tenements where she lives. These discards she repairs and sells around the Dublin markets. But she is fast turning herself into 'Miss Ivy Rose', successful businesswoman. With her talent for needlework, she has begun to supply an upmarket shop in Grafton Street with beautifully-dressed dolls. Then Ivy's wealthy friend with her beloved camera spends a day at the airport photographing planes. Little does she know that her visit can destroy all Ivy's hopes for the future.
Only in the halfpenny place | His mouth continued to twitch unspeaking in
nervous curls of disdain. Would anyone wish that mouth for her kiss 2 How do
you know? Why did you write it then P RHYMES AND REASONS Mouth, south.
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
A day in the life of Leopold Bloom, whose odyssey through the streets of turn-of-the-century Dublin leads him through trials that parallel those of Ulysses on his epic journey home.
Inch . Leith pheighinn [ leyphin ) olainn , halfpenny land of the wool . “ In the
Western lands ... the halfpenny becomes Laffen , as in Laffenstrath . ” — Skene's
Celt . Scot . iii . 226 . LEIGHT ( pron . strong guttural ] ( Charter , 1355 ,
Es ist wahrscheinlich , daß die Radikale durch Zerfall von ONOOH in NO , und
OH entstehen , E. HALFPENNY , P. L. ROBINSON ( J. chem . Soc . 1952 928/38 )
. Kritik an vorstehender Arbeit s . bei E. A. SHILOV ( Žurnal fiz . Chim . [ russ . ] ...
But even the Kirkwoods were only in the halfpenny place compared to the
Pakenham - Mahons , whose nearby lands were more extensive still . The
uneven distribution of wealth in the area stuck in Frank Leneghan ' s craw and
contributed to ...
Author: Ray Mac Mánais
Publisher: Brandon Books
Mary McAleese, Ireland's President, has a longstanding interest in many issues concerned with justice, equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism and reconciliation. She was a member of the Catholic Church Episcopal Delegation to the New Ireland Forum in 1984, and she was a founder member of the Irish Commission for the Prisoners Overseas. On 11 November 1997 she became the first President to come from Northern Ireland and has enjoyed a remarkably high approval rating in opinion polls.
I gather the three main not compare ; it is in the halfpenny place items of
spending are the fees paid to is the money wasted on the Connaught veterinary
surgeons , the reactor depopuRegional Airport . lation grants to farmers and
They ' ll only be in the halfpenny place in five or six years from now . The fame of
this place is growing by leaps and bounds , and when the new basilica goes up
and we have a car park and public conveniences - ' He stopped .
I thought my own calf this year looked like a champion , but he ' s only in the halfpenny place compared to this one . " " He ' ll be a champion all right , ” Kate
Higgins said . " He has the breed in him . Why wouldn ' t he ? Nothing would do
Author: Story (New York, 1931- )
Category: Short stories
Anthology of fifty stories representing the best of the best to appear in the 33-year history of "Story" magazine.
To diminish the suspicion that such glee is merely the excuse of a selfish brat ,
the next lines drift into classical reference and comedy : “ When it came to
gathering , Persephone / Was in the halfpenny place compared to Claire ” ( 11. 4-
5 ) .
... Valéra's rule , particularly in the areas of education and publishing . Despite
this , however , numerous questions remain . Was Irish ONE HUNDRED YEARS
OF CONRADH NA GAEILGE left in the halfpenny place , at the level of 117.
By all accounts the scenery beggars description , though I doubt myself if it could
ever hope to beat Donegal on According to him the McGillicuddy Reeks leave the
Alps in the halfpenny place ; while he gave us a description of Puck Fair at the ...
I say , the Russians have to buck up or they ' ll be put in the halfpenny place by
the Mexicans , at least in the columns of The Irish Independent . With best wishes
, L . OʻF This would be the Moscow magazine Vestnik – see Letter 246 , 12 ...
Author: Liam O'Flaherty
Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company
Category: Literary Criticism
The collected annotated letters of Liam O'Flaherty. This book reveals his early struggles, the ignominy of being banned, his temperamental difficulties and his emergence in the early 1930s as an independent writer.
... only in the halfpenny place next to us ; all she has is her underwear and a
necklace down to her stomach . I cut her dead , Baba said , smiling victoriously . '
Where is she ? Is she gone home with him ? ' ' She ' s a right lookin ' eejit , 321
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1966
It is important in our in place of the halfpenny as the minimum lives . Bread , beer
, confectionery , eggs , value coin is inflationary , and we canmilk , petrol , sugar
and tobacco in all not afford any artificial stimulus to the these the halfpenny is a ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Category: Great Britain
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.