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13 truths all Irish people on holidays need the world to understand

Let us explain.

WE’RE A NOTICEABLE bunch when we head off on holidays.

1. It’s compulsory to go to the airport pub for a pint before the flight, no matter what the hour

Seven am Guinness and a fry up? Get on it.

@elllen_kellly @sarah_rowntree Made it on time #pissed Source: hayeslaoise

2. Don’t give us weird looks when our suitcases are essentially Barry’s tea and King crisps

Nearly full and there's no clothes in there!! #familylivingabroad #kingcrisps #theywantsuperquinnsausagestoo#holidays #france #family Source: kirstyennis

3. Yes, getting burned on the first day is not ideal, but it WILL go brown with a bit of aftersun

We swear!

I gotta stop hanging out with Greeks. I forgot that I'm Irish and need factor 50 in the Cyprus sun. Now I'm burnt to a crisp, covered in yogurt and praying my skin doesn't go nuts with my psoriasis. Feeling pretty stupid! #sunburn #Cyprus #Irishabroad #sunburned #toohottohandle #toomuchsun #homeremedy #psoriasis #sensetiveskin #imanidiot #healthyliving #skinhealth #mindyourskin Source: thepaleodancer

4. Penneys is the only acceptable way to fill up a summer suitcase

Sure they get put into the summer box after the holiday, never to resurface until next year.

My sprained ankle feels so much better time to workout , follow me on pump up at louose22 #workoutclothes #workouttime #workout #primark #penneys #forever21 #colourful #colour Source: louiseog23

5. GAA jerseys are just like a comfort blanket to us

No, there’s no match on.

originalu Source: pressreleases.ie

6. We turn up to the Irish pub expecting you to be impressed

* Uses accent extra loud*

The pints are muck but the craic is mighty.

The Causeway Source: tnarik

7. It’s essential to take photos of cocktails by the pool for social media

We are doing what you’re doing, but IN THE SUN.

Quenching our thirst... Source: stylish_bastard

8. The quality of milk and butter will constantly be compared to the wonder of our own

Understand that ours is SO MUCH BETTER.

Leche Source: Gonmi

9. The weather must be checked every day just to be SURE there is no rain coming

We’re just an uneasy bunch. There’s also the need to call home and ask what the weather is like there.

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10. Some sort of henna tattoo or hair braid is necessary to take home as a souvenir

Black and white. #beaphotographer7 #blackandwhite #travels #morocco #hairbraid #friends #hippy #mountains #peace #bhpco throw back to last month when my college went to Morocco to help the less fortunate. Source: alice_wond3r

How else will people know we were abroad? Our TAN?

11. Stop grabbing the sunloungers so early

We don’t like to surface until about 12pm, and we’re sick of throwing you dirties over the taken loungers.

#Kos #Greece #Greek #island #bluelagoonresort #blue #lagoon #resort #pool #sun #sunloungers #sunbathing #holiday Source: inkylosaurus

12. An Ireland flag on balcony is definitely necessary

#Irelandflag #RepIreland #bigmatch #tonight #vsBosnia #Euro2016 #playoff #ComeonIreland #Avivastadium ⚽️ Source: tomasz232

13. Finally, if we’re talking in Irish, we’re talking about you

No public space is safe.

#onthemetro Source: mbf23

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