We've been watching the excellent video of Conan O'Brien's trip to Ireland in the mid-90s and one man has caught our eye in particular. He features in a clip of Conan trying to find his Irish ancestors but be-fecked if O'Brien or anyone can make out what he's saying.
A jolly chap, he seems to be giving the US chat show host advice on chatting up women rather than finding his family. Take a look for yourself.
Now I can speak countryman with the best of them but to tell you the truth I'm stumped! After listening to this about 100 times, I think he's saying:
Dolores Ryan will have a tour down there. They did this morning. I had a few pints down in the bar.
She's half drunk. She's there now. She could be there for the takings. Sit there, have a chat them, buy them a drink and that's it. You could 'chattened' up.
I'm going to the top shed - the high shed - for the brandy.
And finally, the one bit we're sure of:
Oh Jaysis, sure how would I recognise her? ... Ah she's alright.
@ballsdotie @theslicedpan Shed is "shelf"
— Art McCarrick (@artmccarrick) November 21, 2015
— Tony Quinn (@tjquinny) November 21, 2015
Is it the case that this man is only out of the pub because he's gone to get some woman a brandy?
We will get to the bottom of this by hook or by crook. Also you can watch the full, superb video of Conan's visit to Ireland below.