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Thread #156358 Message #3687302
Posted By: Thompson
20-Dec-14 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: another part of rural ireland dies
Subject: RE: BS: another part of rural ireland dies
Rapparee, "the children aren't interested" has been the case in most businesses in Ireland for many years; also the attitude that a business is something to make your fortune from and then sell up - the "exit strategy", as the term was during the Celtic Tiger years.
But it's not a new thing; if you read Liam O'Flaherty's satiric A Tourist's Guide to Ireland (published in 1929), he writes of the gombeen wringing profit out of his neighbours so that his children may become doctors and lawyers.
A book well worth reading if you're depressed out how Ireland is now; how far we've come. It's available on archive.org