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Paddy Plastique Origins: North and South of the River (C Moore) (13) RE: Story of 'North and South of the river' 22 Dec 01


Wolfgang,

I think the Dubliners tribute was 1987 - there's a video of it available through RTE, probably gives a more accurate date than me. As to looking for specific placenames/loughs - Carlingford Lough would spring to mind too, as the most prominent one along the border (even though a sea lough). Lough Foyle, too. I think the 'Bono' version wishes to keep things general, however - like most U2 songs - global symbols for unity/disunity. Seeing an article on the Irish Times site this morning, I thought it was relevant to this thread in a whimsical sort of way. Here goes, if I can get the dreaded blue thingey to work: Ha'penny Bridge We at the Northside Liberation Front will be putting bananaskins on the bleddy bridge to stop those shaggin' Southsiders getting across with their bulging wallets and appaling Mid-Atlantic accents... :-)


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