Saturday, April 2, 2011


Been around a few of my old hang outs lately and was annoyed to find that they have changed. I know that all things change and grow etc, but all the late bars and pubs I used to like have changed or closed. Nancy's is gone, the Slate is always too loud and the Quad is now becoming a clone of the Brog. Freakscene also is shite compared to what it used to be. I miss Purgatory. There was a night out that was always good. Metal, moshing and decent Jager. How I long for those days. To be honest this is one of the hardest changes to adjust to living back in Cork. I have to find brand new places to go out and in a time as financially hard as this it is not easy. Thankfully the Franciscan Well is still good or else I would be completely scuppered.
One of the other problems is that people I know are going away, and not like the used to. Before they might got to America for a summer or Australia for a year for the craic. Now however they are fleeing the country and starting lives in foreign parts. Mostly because they can't find jobs here. Having been on the dole I can understand this but I don't like the fact that a lot of them are gone and are planning on staying there for good. Ireland will come right again (granted not to the same degree) and we will have to import a whole new wave of qualified people to fill jobs. Sometimes money isn't important and having the patience to wait and do things for the greater good is a better plan.
That is enough whinging for now....

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could be one of the immigrants in to Ireland, but I don't have the necessary skills :)

    It'll all work out in the end, it always does.