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From: DMcilveenw <>
Subject: Re: opinions
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 21:38:55 EST
> From: Charles B. Stanley <>
> Subject: Re: opinions
> Date: March 22, 1998 9:56 PM
> > I'd be extremely CURIOUS to get an opinion of a person living in the
> > south part of Ireland, on their views and thoughts of the IRA.
> I can only speak for our personal experience while traveling in Ireland.
> Folks were hurting one another in the North so we very deliberately
> avoided going there. Everywhere we went in the Irish West Country, down
> to the Southern tip of Ireland, we could depend upon being asked right
> off what our feelings were about "our brothers to the North",
> immediately followed by expressions of rather intense embarrassment.
> This was consistent in virtually every bed & breakfast and pub we
> entered during our time there. I know that there are some people in the
> North who are kind, gentle, civilized people but, as for the rest of
> them, I can assure you that Southern Ireland is not peopled by the
> savage, ignorant Neanderthals who occupy nuch of Northern Ireland.
> Charles Stanley
> Norfolk, Virginia
Mr Stanley is evidently an expert on the people of Northern Ireland. I wonder
how he formed his expert opinion? From his many visits? From his informed
reading of the background, history and politics of the country? I'm sure he
will be an invaluable guide to all of you coming over on "the tour" - I will
be longing to meet him when he gets here!
David McIlveen-Wright MSc, MSc, DPhil, CEng, CPhys, MInstP, MInstE
Coleraine, N. Ireland
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