1. Starts with "N"
2. A Favorite
3. NUMBER - chosen by Tom
Starts with N
Naughty Neighbour by Nickel Brook.
John's favourite type of beer, dark or negra.
Photo was taken in Stirling Scotland.
This one is all thanks to John, I couldn't believe how hard it was to find a pub/hotel/bar starting with the letter N.
And to end the evening (and sticking with Number) we can have a Newcastle ale in the Nine Fine Irishmen Pub in New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In 1848, nine fervent Irish nationalists-Thomas Francis Meagher, John Mitchel, Patrick O’Donoghue, Terence Bellew McManus, William O’Brien, Charles Gavan Duffy, John Dillon, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, and Richard O’Gorman-valiantly fought for Irish independence. They lost. Later tried, convicted and sentenced to death, the Nine Fine found themselves ripe for political martyrdom-and the British monarchy knew it.
As a result, their death sentences were commuted and most were exiled all the way to Tasmania-not a nice place to visit or live. This is where their epic tale of redemption begins.
Five of the men, Meagher, Mitchel, O’Donoghue, McManus, and O’Brien were forcefully sent to Satan’s vacationland. The sixth, Duffy-who was tried but acquitted due to lack of evidence-voluntarily made the trip to Tasmania. The other three men-Dillon, McGee and O’Gorman-escaped to America.
As I went to D'Arcy McGee High School in Montreal, I have a particular interest in him.