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#3723

I wouldn’t have thought so


#3724

There was 300,000 there media reports are wrong.


#3725

Yeah I’ve heard the pics were altered.


#3726

You don’t need to be ashamed or embarrassed by the turnout mate, you had a lovely time and so did many of the other 70 or 80 thousand, it must have been lovely


#3727

There was nothing else on. Manyoo on tonight…


#3728

Are you on about the crowds in Limerick now?! That was a bogus number too. There was over 100,000 at that. Some fat guard had an interview and took a stab at the numbers. There was a count up there on Sunday they know exactly how many were there.


#3729

130,000 is a cracking turnout on a pissing wet last Sunday of the school holidays. There was wall to wall tv coverage as well. I stayed put on the couch myself because of the wet day. The best place to follow Il Papa. I saw him in Rome last year anyway. Back in 1979, hardly anybody had a tv, nobody went to Rome so people had to go and see Il Papa in person.


#3730

Who didn’t have a tv in 1979?


#3731

We’d emigrated by 1979. We had one in London alright but the streets were paved with gold over there.


#3732

What else has got 130,000 in Ireland lately? Especially on a wet day etc. I know, and am happy, that the Catholic Church is fucked, but that is still a serious turnout


#3733

It’s a big crowd of course mate but when you expect what, half a million??, it’s gotta be a dissapointment to the powers that be


#3734

The Ploughing


#3735

The twelfth


#3736

The most impressive KPI of them all is the 300k streaming. Organisation of the future.


#3737

The traffic restrictions required nowadays due to the threat of islamic terrorism meant an awful lot of committed Roman Catholics were unable to make the journey as it required a 2 hour walk both ways.
A pity.


#3738

How many miles would you cover in two hours?


#3739

The hole way from Bucharest to Dublin


#3740

Some crowd all the same


#3741

There’s easily half a million people there.


#3742

that photo was 2 hours before il papa spoke