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#5582151 - 07/16/16 11:30 PM Ireland
USMC47 Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 9610
Loc: CA & Montana
Anyone live there now? Thinking I'm gonna visit the mother land eventually. I'll be whizzed off if I die before I do.
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#5582171 - 07/17/16 03:01 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
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Loc: Ireland
Ain't many trappers around here, or much to trap for that matter, but it's still worth a visit. grin
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#5585316 - 07/20/16 12:25 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
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Eddie, I've got family in County Claire. I've been dying to get out there. Where abouts are ya?
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#5585328 - 07/20/16 03:18 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Ireland
Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.

I'm living in Co Offaly, in the midlands, about two and a half hours drive from Clair, which is a long drive in this country.lol
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#5585401 - 07/20/16 07:05 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
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My family there is extended. My great grandfather came here in the 1920s. I'm still going to knock on the door at the farm one day and demand a beer and a bed. Lol. I reckon you can stay here since you're from the mother land.
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#5585684 - 07/20/16 02:14 PM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: USMC47
My family there is extended. My great grandfather came here in the 1920s. I'm still going to knock on the door at the farm one day and demand a beer and a bed. Lol. I reckon you can stay here since you're from the mother land.


Sure give it a go USMC47! But mind, you may be met with a shotgun at the door. Lol
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#5586323 - 07/21/16 08:11 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Aaron.F Offline
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Posts: 464
Loc: Southern MI
I visited Ireland about 5 years ago, best trip ever. Spent the mornings and afternoon looking at ruins, castles, and cathedrals with the evenings ending in the pubs. My wife and I went with another couple, prices are very reasonable.
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#5586367 - 07/21/16 08:42 AM Re: Ireland [Re: Aaron.F]
Eddie43 Offline
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Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: Aaron.F
I visited Ireland about 5 years ago, best trip ever. Spent the mornings and afternoon looking at ruins, castles, and cathedrals with the evenings ending in the pubs. My wife and I went with another couple, prices are very reasonable.


Yes, myself and my Mrs like visiting the castles too. We have one on our doorstep called Charleville Castle, which is said to be haunted.
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#5587352 - 07/22/16 09:30 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Badgerman50 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
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Loc: Meridian , ID
My mom was born and raised in Belfast. We used to go visit my grandparents there when I was a kid. That was in the late 70's and the thick of the "troubles". So we'd spend a few days in Belfast and the bulk of our time in Waterford. Good memories.
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#5588754 - 07/23/16 10:26 PM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
USMC47 Offline


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Well, I don't want to get shot. Maybe I'll send a letter first. Lol.
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#6166819 - 02/22/18 07:18 PM Re: Ireland [Re: Eddie43]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16407
Loc: Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: Eddie43
Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.



Do they use the mink they trap there or throw them away.

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#6166825 - 02/22/18 07:21 PM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 17160
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Lots of wildlife in the Burren.

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#6169528 - 02/25/18 08:12 AM Re: Ireland [Re: LT GREY]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: LT GREY
Originally Posted By: Eddie43
Clare is a lovely part of the country. I've got a trapping buddy ( which I've never met, lol), who lives in Clare, and he traps big number mink. Say's the place is walking with them.



Do they use the mink they trap there or throw them away.


Sadly there is no longer an outlet for furs here, and the skill of skinning etc is all but lost. Mink are seen as both a pest and invasive species, and there is a small government bounty on them.

It is a real pity because I get some really nice primed mink during the winter period, which for the most part get wasted.
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#6169529 - 02/25/18 08:14 AM Re: Ireland [Re: Boco]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: Boco
Lots of wildlife in the Burren.


Yes I believe so, but have never been.
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#6185967 - 03/13/18 04:30 AM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
MChewk Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5399
Loc: Northern Illinois
Eddie are there many 6'5 men running around Ireland with a flat top hair cut? lol That describes Usmc47....
Ireland sounds wonderful just wish Wild Fur was better marketed...sad to waste it.

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#6185971 - 03/13/18 04:38 AM Re: Ireland [Re: MChewk]
Eddie43 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: MChewk
Eddie are there many 6'5 men running around Ireland with a flat top hair cut? lol That describes Usmc47....
Ireland sounds wonderful just wish Wild Fur was better marketed...sad to waste it.


Lol If there are, they sure ain't knocking on people's doors looking to move in lol

Yea it's a real pity about the furs. Our fox's are for the most part on the large side, and their coates are pretty decent too. Fox is top predator here, and even though they are hunted year round, numbers remain very high.
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#6189786 - 03/16/18 07:29 PM Re: Ireland [Re: USMC47]
trapper les Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
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Loc: williams,mn
My Grandmother's mother was from Belfast too. She and her siblings came here over 100 years ago. The rest of them are in Saskatchewan .
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