Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Eliza Park’s General Manager Operations, David Somers, is as Irish as Gaelic and Guiness, but is the first to have a laugh when an ‘Oirish’ joke crosses his desk, mobile or laptop.
Which is a darn good thing – to be sure, to be sure – as rarely a day passes without several Irish jokes brought to his attention.
The following is our pick for the first week of March …

Paddy and Mick are walking down a street in London.
Paddy happens to look in one of the shop windows and sees a sign that catches his eye.
The sign said: “Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, Trousers £2.50 per pair”.
Paddy says to his pal: “Mick, look! We could buy a whole lot of dose, and when we get back to Ireland we could make a fortune.
“Now when we go into the shop, you be quiet, OK? Just let me do all the talking, cause if they hear our accent, they might not be nice to us. I’ll speak in my best English accent.”
“Roight y’are, Paddy, I’ll keep me mouth shut, so I will,” replies Mick.
They go in and Paddy says: “I’ll take 50 suits at £5.00 each, 100 shirts at £2.00 each and 50 pairs of trousers at £2.50 each. I’ll back up my van and ...”
The owner of the shop interrupts: “You’re from Ireland , aren't you?”
“Well ... yes,” says a surprised Paddy. “How der hell d’ y’ know dat?”
The owner replied: “This is a dry cleaners!”

Speaking of Irish …

During last week’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, three leaders from the Emerald Isle crewed for Eliza Park, assisting with the promotion of our 41 strong draft.
On a working holiday down under, Patrick Kerwin, Nicole Joyce and Conor O’Brien caught the eye of Irish Field contributor and industry photographer Stuart McCormick who, in turn, caught the trio on film.
Stuart, apart from being one of the best snappers in the business, writes a weekly column for Irish Field and his most recent piece is sure to give the delighted trio their ’15 minutes’ when they eventually return home.

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