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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by Dubh View Post
As a Corkman, through gritted teeth, can I just advise that you really shouldn't skip Dublin. It is a great city, so do give in a couple of days. And I know you said you are not a museum visit type, but you really should give the Book Of Kells and the long hall a quick look. Buy a visit ticket online. Don't get stuck in the queue.
I'd also reccomend the Dead Zoo - it's not your average museum. Very cool!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 6:07 am
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About two miles [from Carrickfergus Castle] is a cottage that belonged to a local lad, Andrew Jackson, who went to America and got a job in local government there after Mr Washington.
Erm ... you seem to be confusing (and conflating) A. Jackson père & fils.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by henry999 View Post
Erm ... you seem to be confusing (and conflating) A. Jackson père & fils.
Yes my fault, it was his dad's house! Of course the son had to be born in the USA to be president ... like O'Bama etc!!

There are many other presidential links too, see:
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Old Jan 8, 19, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by antichef View Post
Yes my fault, it was his dad's house! Of course the son had to be born in the USA to be president ... like O'Bama etc!!
Actually Jackson and the other early presidents couldn't have been born in the USA because that country didn't exist when they were born. The authors of the constitution took this little inconvenience into account, though; it requires presidents to have been born in the United States or to have resided in that country when the constitution was adopted. Jackson qualified by residence, not birth -- though he was born in a colony which later became a state.
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