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Old 01-11-2007, 02:34 AM   #1
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Hope this is the right place to post this... I'm going to Ireland in a few months and it struck me that i know a lot of Irish people, but I lost touch with all of them. Do you guys know if there's a way to search for Irish people? Like a special search engine or something? A national phone book or something like that (though this wouldnt be the best option 'cause I'd need their folk's name...)?.

They're all in their early 20s...

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For that age group (or any, I guess), MySpace would be a good place to start.

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If they come from a small town and you know the name it could be easy enough just look up the town and find a phone number for the local shop/pub and ask do ya know such and such a one, if they don't they'll know the family at least.

Collages sometimes put up profiles of their students. Boards.ie is the largest Irish forum it might be worth trying there.
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www.Hot-Eire.com is another board a lot of people use
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Thanks guys! I've tried a bit through the phone book... so far I only got one friend's phone, and I'm sure it's her dad's house, so that's fine. MySpace is of no use 'cause almost 95% of the users are from the US.

I'll give the boards a try. Thnx!
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When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought, "Follow the trail of beer!"
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When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought, "Follow the trail of beer!"
Hey now that's not right, you forgot whiskey, vodka and cider.

Hot Eire is a farly small forum, there's not many of us on there and we won't take any requests seriously. Are you on that board mbo108?

A really good way to find Irish people would be to contact the ray d'arcy show on www.todayfm.com they love weird requests like that.
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If any of you is in the same situation as me ever... just try Bebo.. i found almost EVERYONE I was looking for there. It's like everyone in Ireland has an account there!!
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