Came on your forum while doing a Google on Driscoll House Hotel. Thought I'd sign up, and add/keep up with goings on. I'm a regular visitor, from N Ireland, to your neck of the woods, and know the area fairly well, and will be interested in all the goings on.
Well. Firstly, you have to get your smilies. I have picked them up from the web over the years, then you need to save them on your hard drive, then you need to host them on the web somewhere. I use www.photobucket.com They do a free account, which I I find serves my needs. Then, you simply link them to here, using the img url they give you.
I'm sure loads of the members here know how to do it.