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Ireland

Dana Hollandia leaving Cork Harbour

A container ship leaves the facility at Tivoli Container Terminal, passes Blackrock, Passage West, Cobh and other towns on the way out of Cork Harbour. (via Adam)

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Games

The Resistance in Cork make a come back

What happens when you severely damage a single Ingress portal?

Ingress map of Cork

Ingress map of Cork

From the logs it appears that 18 links were taken down when I destroyed all but one of the resonators in The Cork Vision Centre Ingress portal this afternoon.

Cork Vision Centre Resonator

So close!

Unfortunately the building was closed so I had to stand outside the gates and the single remaining L4 resonator was at the far side of the portal, away from me. I ran out of time to collect more XMP bursters to finish the job. Still, I think I got about 9,000 AP from that one single portal so I am very happy.

Walk around Cork

I also walked almost 12km in two and a half hours as I tried to scavenge supplies – XMP and XM to aid in my task. Even a month ago I couldn’t have imagined walking that distance. It’s not that far really but I had neglected my exercise. Making walking a part of a game certainly helped my motivation!

I did capture a portal today, the Flower Pot Man on Carey’s Lane. The actual statue that portal is based on appears to be gone now but I remember seeing it years ago. I broke through to Level 4 doing that!

It’s nice to see that gap in green in the Ingress map of Cork now. It’ll give the Enlightenment something to do over the coming week. They were probably getting bored recharging those portals all the time..

4:29PM donncha destroyed an L3 Resonator on The Cork Vision Centre (88 North Main Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland)
4:29PM donncha destroyed an L3 Resonator on The Cork Vision Centre (88 North Main Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland)
4:29PM donncha destroyed an L4 Resonator on The Cork Vision Centre (88 North Main Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland)
4:30PM donncha destroyed an L4 Resonator on The Cork Vision Centre (88 North Main Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland)
4:31PM donncha destroyed an L3 Resonator on The Cork Vision Centre (88 North Main Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland)

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Animals

Anyone in Blarney missing a dog?

Anyone in Blarney recognise this dog? My wife found him wandering around the park a few minutes ago. A woman she met said the dog had been around since last night.

He’s a very friendly dog but we’d prefer to hand him back to his original owners!

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Ireland

Cork Flooded Again

It’s hard to take in the extent of the damage done by the flooding in Cork last night. Clonakilty, Douglas, Blackpool, Meadowbrook in Glanmire, Ballyvolane and elsewhere flooded. We were woken around 1am last night by the loudest thunder I ever remember hearing. The storm passed right over Blarney but I think the town escaped the worst of it.

Douglas Flooded
Meadowbrook Estate, Riverstown
Doors collapse at Douglas Shopping Centre

Check #corkfloods on Twitter for further updates.

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Android Ireland

D.A.W.G fundraising in Blarney

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D.A.W.G are fundraising in Blarney this afternoon. Please support them if you’re passing this way!

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Ireland

Harness racing on Cork’s roads

Two harness racers on the Cork to Mallow road defying Garda attempts to stop them and driving against traffic on a very busy road. Crazy guys, crazy.

More on Reddit and Silicon Republic.

This comment has received too many negative votes
Look lads there are races on that road all the time with horses and no harm done it was the Garda that caused the madness forcering the pony to the other side of the road it 2 horses on the right side of the road for 2 mile the first 1 finish first wins but the Garda fucked it all up

MrFastpony 1 hour ago

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For all ye stupid fucking cunts that have Notting better to do but call names what about all the junkies and prostitute and rapiest n child malisters of settle people ya never hare about travellers up on court for any of that so who is the real scumbags here I think it the settle kind

MrFastpony 6 hours ago

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Food

The Placebo Effect

Via The Cork Skeptics who showed this video at their last meeting when Rebecca O’Neill talked about being a health food shop worker. (Audio of the talk here, Colm’s going to love all the pingbacks!)

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Photos

Luigi’s at lunchtime

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Amazed that the place is empty!

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Ireland

Government plans to sell Cork to stabilise economy

So long guys! (via RTed by troopstorm)

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Food

Boqueria mini review

We had a most delicious meal in Boqueria, Bridge St. Cork this evening. It’s a tapas, wine and cocktail bar that serves delicious food and I’m sure the alcohol tastes nice too but I only had a sip of my wife’s white wine. Staff are super friendly too and even though they squash people in there you should try it out. Recommended!