Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody


QUESTION When did Bohemians ditch their amateur status?

LEAGUE of Ireland champions Bohemians were the last Irish club to ditch there amateur status in 1969. They were founded in 1890 and adopted their distinctive red and black colours three years later.

Bohemians played in the Irish Football League between 1902 and 1920 with only a short break in 1911-1912, and went on to become founder members of the League of Ireland in 1921.

They are one of only two founding members to remain in the league, the others their great rivals Shelbourne.

Bohemians have played for many years at Dalymount Park in Phibs-borough, north Dublin, but are currently involved in a legal controversy over plans to redevelop the ground.

Bohemians clung defiantly to their amateur status despite the changes to football in the Sixties.

The debate came to a head on February 21, 1969, with an extraordinary general meeting in St Saviours Hall on Mountjoy Street on Dublins northside.

It was an emotionally charged affair and the motion was passed by just three votes.

Joe Quinn, Galway.

QUESTIONWhy is Carlow Shopping Centre believed to be haunted? WHEN the Carlow Shopping Centre opened in 1994 on the site of the old jail, it was not just shoppers who entered through its doors.

Many prisoners were tortured and hanged in the jail and the restless spirits of the inmates are said to haunt the mall to this day.

The jail was built in 1800, just two years after the 1798 Rising, and replaced the old Bridewell county jail.

In 1860, the prison was abandoned and Thompsons bought the site to build a steeelworks which it renamed Hanover Works.

Thompsons sold the land in the 1990s to a shopping centre and moved its headquarters elsewhere in Carlow.

From the moment shoppers enter the centre, they are given a reminder of its previous use.

Criminals were hanged from the gate and you can still see the remains of the slot from where a wooden platform and trap door were used to kill the miscreants.

Today, the four-storey house which used to be the prison governors dwelling is a cafe, while the mall was built on the condemned cells and the male and female quarters.

Carlow Shopping Centre will soon be the subject of an investigation by television show Most Haunted.

Stephen Moore, Cork.

QUESTIONCan anyone recall a B-movie from the Sixties set in a public swimming baths where, unusually for that time, Jane Asher briefly appeared topless?

I WAS fortunate enough to work with Jane in the old days and doubled for her several times, including some scenes in the film Deep End.

When she worked on this film, she did so with great dignity and professionalism. The nude scenes were done with delicacy and good taste.

I remember spending about eight hours in a swimming pool when standing in for her, and then going home in the early hours shrivelled like a prune.

Jane is still beautiful, slim and doesnt look her age. She still has gorgeous red hair, while mine is silver-grey. She has stayed wonderfully slim, despite all those cakes she bakes! I love her and miss her.

Kai Martine, Cyprus.

QUESTION What is the origin of the harp on Irish euro coins? THE harp that is used on Irish coinage dates back as far as the reign of Henry VIII, who died in 1547.

Brian Borus instrument, which is preserved in Trinity College, is the basis for the State harp used on coins.

But there have been variations over time, such as an animal head on the instrument during the reigns of King James I and King Charles II. …

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