The Battle Of The Bottle

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A 2012 Belfast Telegraph opinion piece asked “Is it Orangefest or vodka and Orangefest?” This year sees a campaign to curb alcohol consumption during marching season (including both the centenary of the Somme on July 1st and the traditional Twelfth celebration of the Battle of the Boyne) using the slogan “It’s about the battle not the bottle” and the hashtag #battlenotbottle. Here is a NewsLetter article on the campaign, which includes 25,000 beermats bearing the message.
It also contains (as shown in the wide shot, below) figures for both the number of casualties suffered by the 36th (Ulster) Division on July 1 at the Battle of the Somme (5,500) and the number of Irishmen who served in the Great War (200,000).
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One thought on “The Battle Of The Bottle

  1. niviews 2016-07-07 / 8:12 pm

    As someone whos worked in public transport here for a few decades, I will be very surprised not to see the usual drunken yobs next week just like every year before. Makes you sad for humanity. 😦

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