Re: The Irish in me

From:"David Brownlee, Technology Licensing Officer" <>

Is this relevant to the list?



On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 23:02:24 +0000 "" 
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> Hello Connie,
>          Yes the St Patricks Day Parades were cancelled in Ireland as a 
> precautionary measure to prevent the gathering of large crowds of people 
> just in case Foot & Mouth gets into this country.
>            There have been no cases in the Republic of Ireland and only one 
> case in the North of Ireland and that was a sheep bought in from England. 
> All sheep that had been brought in from the UK were slaughtered as a 
> preventative measure. Since there have been no new cases  it is looking 
> better for this little island as a whole.
>          It is a looking like an epidemic in the UK as a result of pigs 
> being fed swill from an Internartional  airline. It was in the UK  in 1967 
> but vigilance kept it out of here. Now the defences are up again and there 
> are checks in place at ports and borders to prevent movement of animals and 
> disinfection of wheels of vehicles etc.
>           The Parade in Dublin is to go ahead at a later date.
> Annette Ryan
> Ireland
> At 11:52 AM 3/16/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >I heard St. Patrick's day celebrations have been canceled 
> in most parts >of ireland due to the Hoof & Mouth outbreak. 
> If this is true, I'm so >sorry to hear this.  I hope to 
> brighten your day by wishing all Irish >Histonetters a most 
> pleasant and happy day, anyway! >
> >and to all the rest of you...  Let the party begin!! *G* >
> >Connie McManus (whose good Irish name comes by way of marriage)

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