Queen Victoria visits Dublin 22nd June, 1897

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[video]https://youtu.be/MkBb3kEZbIg?t=1[/video]

Queen Victoria visits Dublin 22nd June, 1897

Must say the two Dolls presenting flowers look quite fetching...:cool:
 


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Is this where "Jackeens" comes from?
Or was that George V visit?
 

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The Queen she came to call on us,
She wanted to see all of us
I'm glad she didn't fall on us, she's eighteen stone.
"Mister Me Lord Mayor," says she,
"Is this all you've got to show me?"
"Why, no ma'am there's some more to see, Pog mo thoin!"
 

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[video]https://youtu.be/MkBb3kEZbIg?t=1[/video]

Queen Victoria visits Dublin 22nd June, 1897

Must say the two Dolls presenting flowers look quite fetching...:cool:
The crowd seemed very loyal to the House of Saxe Coburg -Gotha, the "union" & less so to Ireland.
 

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The crowd seemed very loyal to the House of Saxe Coburg -Gotha, the "union" & less so to Ireland.
Was that Lizzie's visit to the English Market in Cork in 2011? It was hard to see 'Her Maj' through the waving sea of Butchers Aprons and cap throwing from the 'rebel' county that day.
 

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The crowd seemed very loyal to the House of Saxe Coburg -Gotha, the "union" & less so to Ireland.
Ireland back then was more multi cultural than it was a short 25 years later.

There was a vibrant community of people in Dublin who identified with Victoria as being part of their cultural space.
 

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Ireland back then was more multi cultural than it was a short 25 years later.

There was a vibrant community of people in Dublin who identified with Victoria as being part of their cultural space.
Multi cultural - you mean the British regiments?
 

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Ireland back then was more multi cultural than it was a short 25 years later.

There was a vibrant community of people in Dublin who identified with Victoria as being part of their cultural space.
There's many of them that still do and they vote FF/FG and Labour.
 

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See what happens when you fupp over people.

Spain beware.!

Also everyone in this video and most likely they're children are dead now.
 

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Ireland back then was more multi cultural than it was a short 25 years later.

There was a vibrant community of people in Dublin who identified with Victoria as being part of their cultural space.
You call it a kind of mass hysteria or celeb watching. I call it profound ignorance.

But there was always an Irish mindset that wanted to be accepted by Britain and perhaps even valued which i see as a survival instinct given the times, just as jettisoning the language was seen as such - it made us very similar to them which makes it harder to wipe us out, camouflage. Britain was always seen as a potential source of genocide in Ireland obviously. Then there were the others, the wives and children of the peelers of the shilling takers, the associates of pro British businesses.
 

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Don't forget that circa 20% of the population of Dublin was Protestant at the time

Not that all were Empire Loyalists but I would say most would not really have a problem with Queen Vic being here

And no doubt there were the celeb watchers there too as they were last week when Victoria paid us a visit ....:D

 

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There was a thing on the front page of the BBC website t'other day with a photo of Mrs Beckham and the question posed alongside in it headline lettering was something like 'with which leading thinker is Victoria identified?'

I neither know nor care what the real answer is but a fair proportion of the population would have had the name 'David Beckham' on their minds...
 

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[video]https://youtu.be/MkBb3kEZbIg?t=1[/video]

Queen Victoria visits Dublin 22nd June, 1897

Must say the two Dolls presenting flowers look quite fetching...:cool:
Victoria is nodding her head off, a bit like a precursor to Mary Robinson...
 

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The crowd seemed very loyal to the House of Saxe Coburg -Gotha, the "union" & less so to Ireland.
Albert was her first cousin and she only spoke German until she was 3 years old even though she was born in England.
 


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