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Latest Hugh Roe Ó Donnell Stories

2008-07-26 18:00:22

1. Scenery Donegal is breathtaking with misty mountains, serene lakes and dramatic coastlines. There are some fantastic walks and drives around the county. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas spent a summer there in 1935, in a bid to try and stay away from the bottle and to gain inspiration. 2. Glenveagh National Park in Letterkenny 16,540 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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