Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Clearly, I’m one of Ireland’s swingingest journalists

things are a little precarious
Ireland’s first adult magazine has just hit the shelves. Blue Ireland bills itself as this country’s answer to Playboy. And it’s based in the salubrious, Hefner-esque surroundings of the Fonthill Industrial Estate in Clondalkin. The pool parties, no doubt, will be don’t-miss occasions.

This exciting news was broken in an email yesterday to an extremely select group of Irish journalists. We’re talking about half a dozen names. (The sender forgot to BCC.) I’m not going to name names, since they probably have no more idea how they ended up on it than I do. But I’m flattered to be among them. Clearly, my reputation Ireland’s swingingest journalist precedes me! P.S. The image above is NOT from the pages of Blue Ireland. You can check out their work here.

[EDIT: Okay, I’ve bowed to pressure and changed the image. Phh…]

May 26th, 2010.

28 Responses to “Clearly, I’m one of Ireland’s swingingest journalists”

  1. Rob Says:

    Erm, I have a wall behind me in work so nobody else sees my screen, others might not be so lucky…!

  2. Eoin Says:

    I only intended as a sort of corrective to the Ronaldo/Drogba image (which I’m still haunted by)… should I change it??

  3. Eoin Says:

    Haha… I tried doing a Google Image search for pornography (but with the strict filter on to week out explicit images.) One of the top returns is this…


  4. massey Says:

    Love it!

  5. Eoin Says:

    Which the writing or the photo?

  6. Rob Says:

    I see that the editor is a female, hmmm, interesting. Would it be sexist of me to suggest that might have been a tactful appointment?

    I wonder if Sligo’s Aine Chambers can ever be tempted to feature:



  7. Eoin Says:

    @ Rob 2 – Well it’s possible. I emailed her about possibly doing a story and it was a guy who rang me back

    Re: Aine – Jesus, I’d almost forgotten. She’s from around your neck of the woods, is she still on the go?

  8. massey Says:

    @ Eoin- the photo!!

  9. Rob Says:

    Yea dude, she went to school with my sister! She must be still on the go…I see she has updated her website with St.Patrick’s day parade photos from this year. Apparently there was uproar amongst Sligonians a while back for their area being promoted in this way…they have little to worry about I reckon! Also I would like to clarify that Aine isn’t a regular on my Internet hitlist, it’s just that when I read a feature about Irish girls posing provocatively Aine just jumped into my head!

  10. Allan Cavanagh Says:

    Where is your pic from?

  11. DD Says:

    Possible feature? Oh please.

  12. Eoin Says:

    @ Massey – that makes me want to change the photo

    @ Rob – don’t be ashamed, you’re among friends

    @ Allan – my camera phone first thing this morning

    @ DD – I’m completely serious. I thought it would be interesting (seriously) to sit in on a photoshoot. They agreed but said the girls wouldn’t be comfortable with a guy sitting in so I passed the idea over to a female freelance friend of mine who I think is going to do it. Look, if my motives really were sleazy why would I bother mentioning it?

  13. Rob Says:

    That Aine one from Sligo is classic!

  14. Chris Says:

    A bit of a NSFW would have been appreciated there. I had a fairly close call with my manager.

  15. Conal Says:

    I know you love when counties have nicknames. The kingdom, the rebel, the garden etc.

    Can I suggest Sassy for Sligo?

  16. Fat Tony Says:

    What the hell was in the picture I didn’t get to see it. Can you put it back up temporarily??

  17. Eoin Says:

    @ Conal – okay first of all, I hate it when counties have names. 99% of them are completely invented by Marty Morrissey as synonyms for when he’s commentating on GAA matches. Second, I think Sligo already has one of those, isn’t it The Yeats County. (Yeah, I’m puking even typing the words.)

    But if they were going to change their name for Aine Chambers I think they’d have to be the Gamey County.

    @ Fat Tony – Breasts. You missed them. Such is life.

  18. Eoin Says:

    @ Conal (contd.) – According to Wikipedia, Carlow’s nickname is “The Fighting Cocks” (!!)

    Mayo supposedly has five nicknames, each one more ludicrous than the last…


  19. Denise Says:

    God even I want to see the picture now!

  20. massey Says:

    Roscommon are called the sheepstealers! WTF!?

  21. Eoin Says:

    Sheep stealers? A bit of variety to spice things up for ye, I suppose…

  22. massey Says:

    You had to go for the sheep shagging joke did’nt you. No class Butler, no class!!

  23. Eoin Says:

    Ah come on, it was an open goal! 🙂

  24. sarah Says:

    I’d be interested to know perchance what other names were on list?

  25. Darragh Says:

    I know the bloke bringing this out. He’s done a lot of market research. They are banking on it doing well in the states – where I suppose there is a gap for genuine Irish caawleens for second generation Irish ‘Nam vets to peruse in their hobby sheds.

  26. Eoin Says:

    @ Sarah – Marty Whelan… but for some reason he’s codenamed Big Daddy in their files

    @ Darragh – for the U.S. market? Jaysus, they’d want to Bunratty it up, fairly lively…

  27. Darragh Says:

    Kissin’ the blarney bone! – first spread right there.
    Or Sally’s Gap
    Or the Hoes of Tralee.

    Oh how I could go on.

  28. Eoin Says:

    She can kiss my Blarney Stone any day of the week…

    She’ll be crying about my cockles and muscles before the night is out…

    Yes, all too easy!

Leave a Comment