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So, What's With The Irish And Watersports?  
User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
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There are major manufacturers with names like O'Brien and O'Neill dominating the watersport market.
Anybody knows why?

Scooter01


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6737 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Thread starter):
Anybody knows why?

Why not?

And the founders of the respective companies are probably as Irish as any US president on St Patrick's day, and as American as mom and apple pie for the other 364 days.

Is Lockheed (originally Loughead) also Irish?
Boeing (originally, possibly, Bowen, amongst others) Welsh?



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User currently offlineGosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Being from Ireland I'm surprised how popular water sports are here. Apparently the surf is great along the West coast. We even have our own big surf festival. I thought our rubbish weather would put people off it but apparently not.

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