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This topic contains 87 replies, has 20 voices, and was last updated by  Skyclad 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4259

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Fridays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

  • #22314

    fitch
    Participant

    ooooh.. shindig.. have to make this one.. have to :D

    1st , 1st , 1st :D

  • #22316

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I do like the 1st, 1st, 1st too

    Dave

  • #22318

    bomberman
    Participant

    Me too or I won’t be able to make it :)

  • #22319

    fitch
    Participant

    sorry, am being very smily and positive today.. just got my new G5 through the door, and it’s quiet Yipee.. and no beeps either

    1st is still good :D

  • #22322

    peter_b
    Participant

    Cant be 15th anyway, im probably having a pissup before i move outta cork. 1st might work though

  • #22335

    gizmo
    Participant

    sorry, am being very smily and positive today.. just got my new G5 through the door, and it’s quiet Yipee.. and no beeps either

    1st is still good :D[/quote:30b0074c59]
    Through the door? That must be the smalled Mac ever! :lol:

  • #22336

    beans_w
    Participant

    hey folks. where is the shindig this time. i wouldnt mind going to this one.

  • #22337

    peter_b
    Participant

    safe bet i’d say dublin?

  • #22338

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Just a note to where the july shindig could be.. Galway is game dev buzzing lately here plus all the festi fun around the town is coming alive now!

  • #22340

    Ronny
    Participant

    Just a note to where the july shindig could be.. Galway is game dev buzzing lately here plus all the festi fun around the town is coming alive now![/quote:01e3c86e28]
    A problem for most is that it’s so far away. Even still, I think it could work. I’d like to see somewhere different and explore a new town. Accommodation may also be a problem for a lot of folk travelling from all across the island.

    1st sounds like a good plan to me. Come to think of it, any of those dates works for me.

    safe bet i’d say dublin?[/quote:01e3c86e28]
    Drats, and here I was presuming we’d have it in Clare. :( :wink:

  • #22344

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Weddings, stag parties , weddings, stag parties and a few more weddings that’s July ;) … 22nd would be the only one I can make it along to!

  • #22346

    Idora
    Participant

    any weekend except the 1st would do me

  • #22348

    peter_b
    Participant

    Well like i say each month, ye want a change. cork! tis the city of culture, also we get the best weather :)

  • #22351

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Well like i say each month, ye want a change. cork! tis the city of culture, also we get the best weather :)[/quote:de422ce7d5]
    Cork indeed! We heard word up here that ye barely managed to organise a picnic to show off ye’r culture. The sooner ye get yer independence the better Ill say! Then we’ll be rid of some of the least attractive blotches on our national character, as well as probably raising the average national IQ by a few points.

    Dave
    (oooh…flame war!)

  • #22352

    peter_b
    Participant

    haha, i was at that picnic yesterday (and by at i mean passed by and passed by i mean drove speedily on the way to the beach).

    nah places has a good atmosphere around at the moment, very european, lots of foreigners. Can actually for once walk down the city without running into someone you know on every corner.

    I reckon ye have it here, it will change ye’re opinions. beer is cheaper also, so are clubs. (most expensive club being 8 euro, i wouldnt hazard a guess at the prices in the big smoke these days)

    as for the iq, im sure its as high as most places, few ppl living here are from cork ;) as for the ugly folk again, we got the foreigners to make up for that. Swedish, danish, finnish etc.

  • #22353

    Skyclad
    Participant

    As much as I hate to admit it, I do like cork. Problem is it’s just too far for people travelling from the north etc…though ill definately fo if there is critital mass.

  • #22354

    peter_b
    Participant

    well us southerns have ventured north ;) i can see an endless battle beginning.

  • #22356

    Dermy
    Participant

    beer is cheaper also, so are clubs. (most expensive club being 8 euro)[/quote:b559587e17]

    …rather expensive for a biscuit… get a pack of 5 mint ones for 79p(ieces of lizzy) up here…

  • #22358

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I’m over in august, so I dont care about July…wa-wa :D

  • #22361

    Steph
    Participant

    1st, 8th and 29th should work, 15/22 definitely no way.

    How ’bout Dublin still but somewhere else than Toner’s ?

  • #22362

    peter_b
    Participant

    beer is cheaper also, so are clubs. (most expensive club being 8 euro)[/quote:0b08d6b763]

    …rather expensive for a biscuit… get a pack of 5 mint ones for 79p(ieces of lizzy) up here…[/quote:0b08d6b763]

    lol..

  • #22376

    Skyclad
    Participant

    1st, 8th and 29th should work, 15/22 definitely no way.

    How ’bout Dublin still but somewhere else than Toner’s ?[/quote:9762e3f62d]

    How bout mahaffeys again now that the college season has ended? :)

    Dave

  • #22382

    Idora
    Participant

    How bout mahaffeys again now that the college season has ended? :)[/quote:115ce454b6]groovy

  • #22413

    Steph
    Participant

    UPDATE: 1st and 29th should work, 8/15/22 definitely no way.

    (my options shrinking faster than a shrinkety-shrinking… shrinking thingy thing… :cry:)

  • #22420

    Skyclad
    Participant

    1st then?

  • #22440

    Idora
    Participant

    1st then?[/quote:03e110dd07]that weekend will lose you Ian, Jamie and myself – which, by my reckoning, loses you 40 – 50% of the usual crowd!! Have fun the three of yeh!! :lol:

  • #22447

    Steph
    Participant

    which, by my reckoning, loses you 40 – 50% of the usual crowd!! Have fun the three of yeh!! :lol:[/quote:aa916e5c88]

    LOL :lol:

  • #22671

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ..am over in Germany at the moment so the 1st is out for me….think I could make the 22nd in Dublin…even for a mini-shindig for those who can’t make other dates..

    Aphra.

  • #22672

    Skyclad
    Participant

    22nd then? :)

  • #22673

    fitch
    Participant

    am free 22nd :D

  • #22678

    Idora
    Participant

    22nd then? :)[/quote:39c3ac812a]sounds good

  • #22680

    peter_b
    Participant

    Can probably make that one alright.

  • #22690

    aphra
    Keymaster

    that need not exclude others meeting on the 1st or elsewhere in ireland it just happens that most of my trips to dublin are around flights out of dublin.

    I like the idea of a shindig elsewhere and would like to encourage people to self-organsie such events. Unfortunately just at the moment my schedule doesn’t really allow me to do so….hopefully that will all change come September!

    Aphra.

  • #22701

    Ronny
    Participant

    Works for me. Are we definitely deciding on Mahaffeys? I think that would be a good change.

  • #22720

    Steph
    Participant

    Guys’ n Gals, what’s happening?

    I can now state with certainty that I can only do the 29th :cry:

  • #22752

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Steph – there is a small group able to get together on the 22nd…

    Would more people like claire etc. be able to make it if it was on the sat night, i.e. the 23rd?

    Looks like we might head back to Mahaffey’s behind Trinity College for a change…

    Aphra.

  • #22754

    Steph
    Participant

    Thx 4 that, but can’t either/or (22/23) :(

    Wedding speech duty and all that…

  • #22755

    fitch
    Participant

    :D 22nd is grand for me :D

  • #22757

    peter_b
    Participant

    Yeah i must get directions from ye closer to the date. Coz im determined to make this one. Got a couple of weeks off before I start my new job, finishing my academic career officially this friday!

  • #22761

    aphra
    Keymaster

    cool…so as far as I can see there are enough people able to make Friday the 22nd in Mahaffey’s pub in Dublin…if it is a really nice evening maybe we could have one or two beverages sitting outside the Pav bar in Trinity College (less than ten minutes away) and then move onto Mahaffy’s…

    Dave can you check if Mahaffey’s are ok with us landing in that evening and don’t have any other events planned…? You just might be passing :)

    Aphra.

  • #22764

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’ll pop in the next time I get a chance to – dont tend to be up that direction much any more! Pav would be a nice return to form either, I have wonderful memories of watching women’s cricket while supping a few ice cold beverages there.

    Dave

  • #22782

    Pete
    Participant

    Should be able to make in along that evening, might be in late though I’ll be just back from Brussels

  • #23098

    jediboy
    Participant

    A few of us from Donegal are thinking about coming down to see what all this shindig business is all about.

    So as newbies we wanna know what time does the drinking start, and what time does the drinking end?

    (Can we bring a SNES and Mario Kart and see what you guys are made of, or is that very idea enough to be banned from all future shindigs?)

    Ghost Valley 1 – Time Trials anyone?

    B.

  • #23100

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Should be able to make in along that evening, might be in late though I’ll be just back from Brussels[/quote:0442ffc270]

    So basically what your saying Pete, is that if your dinner with the ambassador finishes early you can go buy those |-|off CD’s and you might make it to the shindig.

    k, got you.

  • #23104

    Nooptical
    Participant

    With these Ferraro Roche you’re really spoiling us…..

  • #23107

    fitch
    Participant

    the ambassador is coming ?

  • #23111

    Skyclad
    Participant

    A few of us from Donegal are thinking about coming down to see what all this shindig business is all about.

    So as newbies we wanna know what time does the drinking start, and what time does the drinking end?

    (Can we bring a SNES and Mario Kart and see what you guys are made of, or is that very idea enough to be banned from all future shindigs?)

    Ghost Valley 1 – Time Trials anyone?[/quote:5cf737ee04]
    The drinking usually starts anywhere between seven and eight, and continues on till we get kicked out. Sometimes we head out after, though the last few times Tony’s arthritis has been acting up andwe all headed out seprate ways about half one. Assuming we are back in Mahaffeys, we all end up walking towards Doyles after we get kicked out, and some bright spark generally tters the infamous ‘just one more’ line.

    We will be sitting in a pub, drinking beer and *talking* about games. You are welcome to bring a SNES if you want, though the odds of it getting played are zero, and the odds of it getting destroyed by flying drink much higher. I wouldnt mind a bit of Kart some time soon again though.

    Dave

  • #23147

    peter_b
    Participant

    Assuming we are back in Mahaffeys, we all end up walking towards Doyles after we get kicked out, and some bright spark generally tters the infamous ‘just one more’ line.
    [/quote:5f394a8c95]

    Since its been a while since ive been at a shindig i feel its my duty to utter that line on Friday night ;)

  • #23160

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Ek-cellent…..

  • #23266

    Idora
    Participant

    anyone on for meeting earlier for a spot of grub?? Aphra and myself will be out of the IGDA meeting in the Hub at 6pm or so, if anyone is game…

  • #23271

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Can do. Where would be good?

  • #23276

    Nifty
    Participant

    Well since this will be my first shindig, and since I’ll actually be working in the hub at that time on that day, any chance I could join you all?

  • #23277

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’ve reserved 2 tables in Mahaffeys from 7, no excuses for anyone not to come now!

    Dave

  • #23280

    Idora
    Participant

    Well since this will be my first shindig, and since I’ll actually be working in the hub at that time on that day, any chance I could join you all?[/quote:8caa4523cd]absolutely! We’ll meet you at the gate of the Digital Depot at 6pm, if that’s ok

  • #23281

    Idora
    Participant

    Can do. Where would be good?[/quote:3e81f10e6b]I guess somewhere between Mahaffeys and Dame St?

  • #23288

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Nagina Tandoori (great cheap Indian), Good World (chinese), pizza (South Street), mexican (Acapulco) and then there’s always Cafe Bar Deli[/quote:7dc4a71186]
    Personally I would favour Indian, and be a strong vetoer of Cafe bar Deli.

  • #23290

    Idora
    Participant

    the Indian would be my first pref also

  • #23295

    peter_b
    Participant

    sure ill be up early tomorrow so ill go for a spot of grub round 6pm outside the depot then..
    gotta find the hub now :)

  • #23296

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Sure if you are up real early, we could always go for a pint before going for dinner before going for a pint :)

    Dave

  • #23297

    peter_b
    Participant

    Well Dave i am fond of the pints( case study: derry).

  • #23302

    Idora
    Participant

    sure ill be up early tomorrow so ill go for a spot of grub round 6pm outside the depot then..
    gotta find the hub now :)[/quote:19be41b92b]if we are going for the Indian (Aphra is in favour too) you could always meet us on Gorges St rather than trekking up to Thomas St

  • #23303

    peter_b
    Participant

    indian sounds good. George st might be best, when ye decide on which indian let us know.

  • #23304

    fitch
    Participant

    Nagina Tandoori ? Georges St.. that sounds cool .. love to join you all

    i’m in favour of earlier meet up , as i’m working on sat :(

    6.15 ?

  • #23305

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Nagina Tandoori at 6.15 then is good for me.

    Dave

  • #23306

    fitch
    Participant

    if this is the place .. where is it near ? never been there, but know the name

  • #23309

    Nifty
    Participant

    almost directly opposite the dunnes stores at the bottom(ish) of georges st.

    and in case any one is really lost, Georges St. is th major St. that comes off dame st at Rick’s Burgers, and Dame St. is of course the big st leading away from the main gates of Trinity College.

    Nagina Tandoori has, I think, a pink/purple shop front, and a sign that looks like if you chopped one of the legs off the ‘N’ it would be quite inapproopriate.

    Right so, 6 at hub, for 6.15 at Nagina.

  • #23311

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sounds good to me…

    Aphra.

  • #23330

    peter_b
    Participant

    Righto ill see ye at nagina round 6.15 or so.

  • #23337

    fitch
    Participant

    I’m working on a project right now with a graphic designer who’s not met you guys :D .. i’m going to bring him along if that’s ok

    see you later

  • #23341

    gizmo
    Participant

    *looks around*

    Hrm, guess I’m the only one left around here… :D

    Have fun anyway guys, I gotta make it to one of these when I’m back in college!

  • #23343

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Definitely, have to make the next one, should be working by then (I hope!) and will actually have some cash to spend. Enjoy yourselves you crazy kids!

  • #23348

    Ronny
    Participant

    Didn’t make this one as I won’t be back in Belfast until early September. Any antics that the no-shows should know about? How was the turnout?

    Hope it went well. :D

  • #23349

    peter_b
    Participant

    Shindig was a good one. Too many beverages i reckon were consumed though..

  • #23351

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Too many beverages i reckon were consumed though[/quote:2f28ee62d0]

    too many?! ;)

  • #23352

    fitch
    Participant

    too many ??

    by whom :D

    come on now ;) tell.. hope you all stayed for a good while

  • #23353

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’m not sure what too many is, but I definately didnt appreciate how I felt this morning…

  • #23364

    Idora
    Participant

    I’m not sure what too many is, but I definately didnt appreciate how I felt this morning…[/quote:e565e4f857]did yiz hit Doyle’s after I left?

  • #23365

    Steph
    Participant

    Sorry I didn’t make this one, guys’n’gals, was away at my Brother’s wedding in France (and pushed it to 5:25 AM -ish, which proved a tad much at my ripe old age the following…same…??? morning :lol: )

  • #23372

    peter_b
    Participant

    No think it was fibber we went to.. General consciences was sore head i reckon. Aphra how was your head, think you were smart towards the end, went on the o.j (if my memory serves me correctly)?

  • #23391

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I dragged people to Fibbers as there was a live band on I really wanted to see. I enjoyed them though they were a bit heavier live then expected. Apologies to all who accompanied me :)

  • #23393

    Matt Langan
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    It was great to meet you all the other night. Sorry I couldn’t stay longer, I’ll make sure I leave the car at home next time!

  • #23397

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well there are a few gaps in my memory of the discussions and events ..maybe people can fill them in…

    Ian_hannigan _____ lady in red

    Fitch, Tadhg, __________ sambucca _______ MIDAS _____ politics

    IGDA ________ politics

    Noel, Dave _________ Pooka _________ GAA

    Matt _________ Jamie X2! ___ thesis

    Pooka, Phooka, Kapooki ____ ghosts, mushrooms, ??

    Fibbers ______ 2 euros __ rock? metal? music?

    when jet lag clears maybe these blanks will get filled in (+8 hours ahead here at the moment in Taiwan!)

    Aphra.

  • #23407

    peter_b
    Participant

    well there are a few gaps in my memory of the discussions and events ..maybe people can fill them in…
    Ian_hannigan _____ lady in red
    Fitch, Tadhg, __________ sambucca _______ MIDAS _____ politics
    IGDA ________ politics
    Noel, Dave _________ Pooka _________ GAA
    Matt _________ Jamie X2! ___ thesis
    Pooka, Phooka, Kapooki ____ ghosts, mushrooms, ??
    Fibbers ______ 2 euros __ rock? metal? music?
    when jet lag clears maybe these blanks will get filled in (+8 hours ahead here at the moment in Taiwan!)
    Aphra.[/quote:81721f31cd]

    haha. Yeah i remember the 2 euro alright, cheapest band i went to see in ages, surprising it was at the heart of dublin.
    yes i remember the GAA talk and how 5 games were to be done and how so ozzy bunch took the contract but nobody knows whether the game is made or not contray to game’s website.. all in all, good night. (oh probably a bit of cultshi bashing also, i remember something about “your from tipp but you have the thickest cork accent, whats that about?”). :P

  • #23430

    aphra
    Keymaster

    some of my mates were saying Fibbers used to be 2 pounds to enter – that must be deflation, right? Says a lot for the place – Doyles it might have to be next time!!

    Aphra.

  • #23436

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I blame Tony and Ian for leaving early. None of us who were left were responsible enough to suggest somewhere decent :)

    Dave

  • #23453

    Idora
    Participant

    I blame Tony and Ian for leaving early. None of us who were left were responsible enough to suggest somewhere decent :)[/quote:13e94153ac]now, now… since when are Ian or I EVER been able to dissuade you from the dark side?!

  • #23457

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Its true. It was *Ian* who actually suggested we go the previous time I was there.

    Dave

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