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the priests saw the funny side of it all

Pub bosses have apologized after asking a group of trainee priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.The seven Roman Catholic seminarians had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren’s ordination when they were asked to move on.

Assistant manager Matt Morgan said they received a free round of drinks when the situation was explained.”They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” he said.”The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”

six of  the priests who were turned away

Father Michael Doyle, who knows the group, said the seven went to the pub on Quay Street to celebrate the ordination at the nearby Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David. The pub was a favourite of his colleagues including the Archbishop of Cardiff, George Stack.”They arrived at The City Arms and were dressed wearing the clerical collar,” he said.

“The doorman said something along the lines of, ‘Sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos’. “The students had started to leave when they were approached by the bar manager. “He basically said, ‘you’re real, aren’t you?’,” said Fr Doyle.”He invited them back in and when they walked back in the entire pub burst into a round of applause, and they had a free round off The City Arms.”

Fr Doyle said the group stayed at the pub most of the afternoon chatting to customers.
Mr Morgan said the priests were “all great sports and saw the funny side of the situation”.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cardiff added: “We’d like to thank The City Arms for being good sports through all of this and their kind gesture to our seminarians.”

 the priests enjoyed a few pints in the pub at the end

 

“any band that doesn’t have a sense of humor has a little bit of a problem.”

-jens lekman, swedish musician

 

 

 

credits: wales news service, j. lloyd, the city arms

bread.

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when out for a night

at a wonderful irish pub

with warm company, warm food, and a warm fireplace

we decided to make the crazy leap

to ask for bread

and were looking forward

to a warm basket overflowing

with fresh, crusty bread

image our surprise

when a single 6-inch slice of soda bread

arrived on tiny plate

to be shared between us

 we stared at it for a minute

looked at each other

and amazingly

we were able to eat the whole thing.

“if thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”

–Robert Browning

a different direction.

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a stop by a pub with a cozy fireplace

for a leisurely quiet lunch

and then i saw this –

a menu note at the bottom 

‘bottomless fountain pop and vanilla ice cream’ for children

things could quickly go in a different direction.

“i accept that there may be things far grander

and more incomprehensible than we can possibly imagine.’

-richard dawkins

 

london, ontario, canada

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day 1

room 1

visited a pub

in a little village

filled with

friendly people

from near and far

then 

slept above it

in a tiny room

while beautiful irish music 

kept on

playing below

dancing me into sweet dreams.


“i’m not afraid of chaos and i’m happy talking to strangers.

i really love not knowing where I’m going.”

-fiona shaw