Irish Balderdash: Rascalstreet (Co. Cork)


he town of Rascalstreet was founded because of my Grandpa Douglas and his fondness for women and whiskey.

The first in his streak of unforgivable acts was lacing city milk with whiskey. Cats couldn’t catch mice, and teetotalers did cartwheels after breakfast. His influence spread when he invented a swiveled mirror to see under ladies dresses and sold them for tuppenny each.

“This must be stopped!” Declared Edna Pye of the Convention of Concerned Women. The CCW paced with signs and chained themselves to fences, and finally won their petition to found Rascalstreet – a place for the country’s rascals.

by Mary Mann