5 Reasons To Love Ireland

When Irish eyes are smiling, they’re usually up to something

It’s St. Patrick’s day so it seems only right to dedicate a post to the good aul Irish.

*Disclaimer: This post is written by an Irish person so may be slightly biased.

  1. Irish Mammies are legends.

Did you know Irish mammy’s are up there with the best mammy’s in the world. For example, an irish mammy will always know when it’s important to wear a coat, she knows exactly how to deal with any illness (a nice flat 7Up) and her overprotectiveness is a constant source of entertainment.

2. Obsession with the weather.

We’re all completely obsessed with the weather which doesn’t seem like the best reason to love us but think about it, hanging around with an Irish person means you will never be cold as you will be forced to wear a jacket and you will always carry an umbrella as it’s instinctual for an Irish person to know exactly when it’s going to rain.

Besides, if you ever run out of things to talk about, the weather is a hot topic for us Irish

3. Gift of the gab.

We are known around the world for having the gift of the gab. We are the best for casual chats and telling stories. You will always feel welcome in the company of an Irish person, you will more than likely laugh for the whole time.

Just be aware that it may be difficult for you to get a word in edgeways.

4. Guinness and other Irish products.

Another reason to love Ireland is Guinness. 850 million litres of the good stuff are sold annually, so it’s safe to say it’s fairly popular. Pouring Guinness is a skill that many Irish people have, so finding yourself an Irish friend who can pour you a ‘perfect pint’ is imperative. Also, at only 198 calories, it is the perfect diet drink and don’t forget.. Guinness is ‘Good for you’ Along with Guinness, us Irish have some other great products such as Tayto and Cadbury dairy milk, you can’t go wrong with these.

5.  St Patrick’s day is a great excuse to celebrate.  

Finally, one of the best reasons to love Ireland is of course today: St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s that one day of the year when everyone is at least a little bit Irish and it’s a great day to celebrate being an Irish person or even knowing one.

Some things you didn’t know:

The first parade actually took place in New York City.

In Chicago, plumbers dye the Kelly River green, it lasts for about five hours.

Guinness sales double on St. Patrick’s Day

You may know this one but St. Patrick actually banished the snakes from Ireland, so come visit us, at least you know that you will be free from the fear of getting bitten by a snake!

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.

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