Sunday, 29 April 2012

Only in Ireland

For years, Belfast was best known for mutual killing and maiming – Catholics and Protestants, Nationalists and Loyalists killed each other and made everybody’s life hell.

Things have quietened down since the Good Friday Agreement but Northern Ireland evidently wants to continue to be known for disaster. It perhaps misses the reputation it had during the bloody years. The wise men of Northern Ireland have come up with a brilliant idea: They spent 100 million Euros to build a sort of Titanic amusement park and named it The Titanic Experience. We are now being invited to “visit the birthday of the Titanic and experience the story”. 

Who the hell wants to experience the Titanic story? 

Well, evidently some do. Some Irish couples are said to be booking “Titanic themed wedding nights.” Can I suggest prenuptial agreements stipulating who gets the place in the lifeboat? 


  1. Well i have enjoyed it throughly, great stuff and content. Hoping for same stuff in your future blogs also.

    Marcus White lisdoonvarna

    1. Thank you. I will do my best.

  2. Seems even the centennials with at least some answers concerning the why and how (no interest in the warnings of a german ship; captains eagerness to get the Blue Band; the inferior quality of some of the used building materials) can't take away the fascination.
    As for stipulations, David dear, did you know that a higher percentage of the American passengers than the British were in the lifeboats? Is there something to learn about cultural dispositions? And what about the facts that the surviving hands firing the machines only got paid to thirds of their wages as they hadn't worked for the whole passage? Inspirations to think, indeed.

  3. Titanic in Belfast or in Southampton, Titanic in 2-D or in 3-D, who cares.

    The point is:
    Leo had to die.

  4. A few important figures and their related stories include: John Jacob AstorTitanic Ireland