under new ownership

Dave Walsh decides its time to move on…

Well folks, this is it, the final curtain. After 7 years at the helm of, it’s time to call it a day. Earlier this week, I was approached by a Dublin-based marketing firm. After lengthy negotiations, I decided that it was high time that I made some money out of this carry-on, and buy the farm I’ve always dreamed about. Note: Any claims that the takeover was hostile are spurious and without foundation. I’m sure the new owners will provide as much entertainment as I have tried to…
Be seein’ ya!
(April 2nd: And yes… this was an April Fools joke…)

Chief Bottle Washer at Blather
Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


  1. i was outraged that he posted this after noon, causing me much concern, and making me send a daft email.
    Occultist that doesn’t know the 12 noon rule! Pah!

  2. 1) I’m not an occultist, I’m a sensualist with a sense of humour
    2) It was only after midday in some places, and some realities

  3. that “april fool’s day ends at noon” was originally an april fool which has become accepted reason.

  4. Do the Irish have the expression “he bought the farm”? “Rumours of my death are greatly exagerrated.”–Mark Twain, on his newspaper obituary in (I believe) a London newspaper

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