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Jill Hives

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I probably spoke too soon from sheer shock and excitment. I should probably wait to have the keys in my hand, which will be a few weeks. Deposit paid and I hope the rest goes smoothly because I already gave my notice at work. eek!

That said, I've done a lot of local research and have a long list of possible ideas. Food beyond toasties and soup is not possible now but maybe in the future. Knowledge of sport (especially hurling) is key and I was quizzed last night and did okay. Thumped teach me about hurling, rugby and GAA!
 

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good food, good fun, and a whole lot of crazy crap on the walls

Crazy crap on Uncle Moe's walls:
- knight's armor
- jukebox
- traffic light
- cattle horns
- alligator head wearing sunglasses and a hat
- mounted fish
- deer head
- yield sign
- old gas pump
- lisence plates (see below)
- player piano
- railway crossing sign
- a sled (with "Rosebud" written on it, no less)
- old radio
- animal-shaped planters
- barber pole
- barrel
- flour sack
- blue coat of arms with a red fleur de lis
- metronome
- trumpet
- wooden Indian
- football
- lamp
- merge sign
- trowel
- cash register
- telescope
- crystal ball
- wagon wheel
- lots of plants
 

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Sangria in the summer and a turf fire in the winter.
I bagsey the good chair.
 

shower another shower

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scampi fries and bacon fries a yes. craft beers go off in the country.
Also, don't take it personally if youre still called a 'blow in' after 12 years and taken a pub that was sold because a lack of business, and turned it into a successful venture.
Also, my locals Sky Box is about e750 a month if you want Setanta and all that shite, or so I was told earlier this week. The Racing channels are your best bet. Talk to your most local bookie and make arrangements to take bets from the bar. "Hello...JillHives1372, a fiver e/w at the 2:40 in Fairyhouse, thanks, bye".
Also, a camera over the till. Turn, foot and transport your own turf. You'll save a fortune. Throw it into a stove that feeds the rads. Open fire is lovely, but 80% of it goes up the chimney.
Get used to republican ballad music. Start going to mass next door. Make sure your doors and curtains are closed during funerals.
+1 on the 'Got Wood' Tshirts.
cater for christenings, funerals and weddings, even if its only for a drink before or after.
Get to know your local hackneys, or get your license so you can drive your best customers home after closing.
Be your customers best friends. Flirt with them, and know that they've got your back should things kick off.
Be part of the community. Charity events etc.
Get to know your local trad musos.
Drinks promotions.
 

CinnamonBoy

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Thumped teach me about hurling, rugby and GAA!
I'll take care of that. It'll tie in nicely with the docu, don't you think?

Hilarious scenes as I try to explain why the GAA league means sod all bu The Championship is the be all and end all of life itself for a large percentage of Irish people.
 

shower another shower

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can't wait to see this doc.
any how, supplimental income...baked goods. Farmers market. You've the space for the other 362 days of the year when the LumberFest ain't on.
 

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good food, good fun, and a whole lot of crazy crap on the walls

Crazy crap on Uncle Moe's walls:
- knight's armor
- jukebox
- traffic light
- cattle horns
- alligator head wearing sunglasses and a hat
- mounted fish
- deer head
- yield sign
- old gas pump
- lisence plates (see below)
- player piano
- railway crossing sign
- a sled (with "Rosebud" written on it, no less)
- old radio
- animal-shaped planters
- barber pole
- barrel
- flour sack
- blue coat of arms with a red fleur de lis
- metronome
- trumpet
- wooden Indian
- football
- lamp
- merge sign
- trowel
- cash register
- telescope
- crystal ball
- wagon wheel
- lots of plants
Street signs indoors? Hahaha, whatever!
 

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Old fashioned sweets on the shelves behind you.
 

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