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July 31, 2009

The Irish Know How to Throw a Party

Via the Corner, an Irish couple invites 300 stranded U.S. soldiers to their wedding:

The 300 troops were stranded in Shannon last weekend after their Iraq-bound plane was grounded.

As luck would have it, they were booked into the same hotel as the wedding party for Amelia Walsh and Sean O'Neill.

And so the 300 troops were invited to join the festivities at the Clare Inn in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

The groom's uncle, Joe O'Neill said: "It didn’t take long before the combat fatigues were manoeuvring to the strains of ‘The Walls of Limerick'."

The happy couple posed for pictures with the troops earlier in the day and Eamon Walsh, the father of the bride, said the couple were "proud" to have the soldiers at their function.

Good on them. It's nice these soldiers got an unexpected, last gasp of Western Civilization on their way to defending it in the Middle East. I delight in happy coincidences like this.


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