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    Image created by me of the "Crowned Harp", a symbol of Ireland until 1922. (It is the first actual image physically created by me. I don't know if my old art teacher would be impressed that my first attempt at art in 20 years has a crown in it!!!)

    Nuvola apps ksirc.png A new limerick of mine (August 2006) on the so-called "British Isles"

    There once was a set of old isles
    whose naming disputes ran on for miles.
    With long history lessons
    and longer bitching sessions
    It produced much more groaning than smiles.

    Nuvola apps ksirc.png An old limerick of mine

    When attacked by some vandals and trolls
    The truth doesn't matter at all
    For they just spin some yarn
    without given a darn
    whether accuracy rises or falls

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    Something I don't drink.
    Believe it or not, many Irish people hate Guinness and are bemused at tourists flocking to Ireland to drink it. I for one think it tastes hideous. Give me Smithwicks or even Carlsberg any day!

    An analysis of me, done through What is Your World View?

    You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

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    I'm Dublin-based. Since joining Wikipedia in November 2003 I have written on a broad range of topics, including Irish government and politics, religion, globalisation, folklore, republicanism, constitutions, governmental systems, state ceremonial to god knows what else.

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    By the way, some people have asked about my usernic. Fear Éireann means Man of Ireland in Irish. (Caint by the way is the Irish for talk) The colours used in my sig are two of those of the Irish flag, green (for Irish nationalism) and orange (for Irish unionism). The Irish tricolour, green, white and orange symbolises peace and reconciliation between unionism and nationalism.

    My Babel File - Who I am. What I like. What I think. What I oppose.
    Wikipedia-logo.pngThe English Wikipedia has 6,634,134 articles and 898,507 files.
    enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
    en-3This user can contribute with an advanced level of the English language.
    Hist This user is a Historian.
    Pol Sc This user is a political scientist.
    Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of church and state. Christian cross.svg
    AmE-0 This person dislikes American 'English' (common grammatical and spelling errors mistaken for dialect).
    IEThis user uses Internet explorer
    Castle Romeo.jpg This user has a temper.
    Croke park.jpgThis user is a Gaelic Football fan
    StPetersBasilicaEarlyMorning.jpgThis user is a lapsed Roman Catholic
    Island of Ireland NASA.png This user uses Hiberno-English.
    WriterThis user was a Journalist
    King This user is a descendant of Irish High King Brian Boru. (So is most of Ireland and Queen Elizabeth II.)
    File:Voting box clipart.gifThis user believes its every citizen's duty to vote
    NicNill illigitimi carborundum.
    IrelandThis user is Irish and
    lives in Ireland.
    Black leather biker jacket.jpg This user wears Leather. (The jacket in the picture in mine!).
    Denim.jpg This user wears Denim a lot.
    VincentLopezMic.jpg This user prefers wearing White tie to Black tie.
    Vulpes vulpes pup sitting on stone.jpg This user condemns fox hunting.
    Flag of Ireland.svgThis user takes the symbolism of the Flag of Ireland, of reconciliation between nationalism and unionism, seriously.
    CREDThis user does not believe Wikipedia takes the expertise and knowledge of academic contributors seriously enough.
    Flag of the United States.svgThis user found Bill Clinton the most fascinating person he ever met.
    ZZZThis user is bored making boxes and is going to bed

    Though I change it regularly you'll see my usernic on talk pages in the form FearÉIREANNMap of Ireland's capitals.png\(caint)

    Some of the things I have written about are listed below.

    A number of articles I have written have become Wikipedia:Featured articles. One example was Papal Tiara.

    Favourite Latin phrases:
    • Omnia vincit amor - Love conquers all
    • Abeo - bye
    • Acta virum probant - Actions prove the man
    • Semper paratus - Always ready
    • Suaviter in modo, fortier in re - Gentle in manner, strong in deeds
    • Nill illigitimi carborundum - don't let the bastards get you down
    • Vitæ essentia - Love is the essence of life
    • Tempus fugit - Time flies
    • Quid fit - What's happening?
    • Carpe diem - Seize the day
    • Nemo me impune lacessit - No one strikes me with impunity
    • Aut inveniam viam aut faciam - Either find a way or make one
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