7 things you should know about Ireland....1. People2. History3. Language4. Dance5. Music6. Drink7. St. Patrick’s Day
PeopleFriendly, WarmChatty, Speak in riddles, joke a lot, self-deprecatingWhite, mostly Catholic-raisedMYTH: NOT all red-heds, not as inﬂuenced byCatholic Church anymore
HistoryPEACEBattle with Britain (our Neighbour!!) - a 700 yearbattle which began when they were invited by an IrishLeader to IrelandU2 - ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, Patriotic BalladsNEUTRAL, an active peacekeeping force with UN
Language(s)Mostly speak English. Irish spoken in pockets andknown by many natives.President Obama spoke Irish in 2011 saying“B’Fheider linn” - ????Even the Queen of England spoke Irish on her veryﬁrst visit to Ireland 2011
Dance“Riverdance”, “Lord of the Dance”Jigs, Reels, HornpipesSet Dancing - fun social - husband
Music‘Trad’Ballads - Soldier, Love Songs, Emigration, Missing homeContemporary: Enya, The Script, U2,Van Morrison, ThinLizzy, Sinead O Connor and even the ‘Lady in Red’ guy
Drink.....Not all Irish people drink - No. 16 per capita (behindMoldova, Uganda, Czech, Russia, Portugal) French 17,UK 18“My Goodness, My Guinness” - now a UKConglomerate - proﬁts go to London, EnglandThe ‘Craic’ - bars are lively, Lounges like Cafes - also aplace for polite, quiet conversation
St. Patrick’s DaySt. Patrick was not Irish - He was Welsh.Irish Leaders always leave Ireland to visit the WhiteHouse and U.S. PresidentNational HolidayWe don’t wear green, pinch each other or buildLeprechaun traps at school.Unlikely to eat corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’sDay
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