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13 behaviours that are only acceptable in Ireland

Take note.

LISTEN UP, IRISH people. Don’t do this outside of Ireland.

finger wagging Source: PhotoBucket

1. Ignoring someone after they ask you how you are

If you see a colleague or someone you kinda know in public:

Hey, how are ya?

[Walks on]

This doesn’t cut it abroad folks.

2. Not doing something after saying “I will yeah”

They think you’re going to do it. You JUST said you WILL, YEAH.


3. Saying hello to a complete stranger when you pass them on the street

It’s just a friendly habit in Ireland, but abroad they’ll look at you like a two-headed monster trying to rob their wallet.

Walking on River Liffey Source: CarlosPacheco

4. Doing something reckless and offensive, ‘for the craic’

That excuse is not gonna cut it in those cold, dark places that don’t know what the true meaning of ‘craic’ is.

laughs Source: marc kjerland

5. Going up for the fourth round of pints after everyone had agreed to go for just the one

They thought you were mad when you went up the first time, but now you’re taking the piss. They have homes to go to.

Pulling a Pint Source: IrishFireside

6. Asking someone if they know such-and-such from X place because they too, are from there

Yeah, it’s grand when you’re talking about Ballygofeckin and it’s population of 10, but imagine this:

Oh, you’re from Sydney? Do you know Paul Anderson?

Chat Source: gchampeau

7. Legging it out of a party or gathering without saying goodbye

Simply the norm, in Ireland, but some cultures think it’s ~rude~.

Taxi rank at Trinity Front Gate Source: chacrebleu

8. Say ‘would you go and shite’ to someone asking a favour of you

To you, this might sound like you’re joking with someone, but will ultimately do it. To a non-Irish person, it sounds like you are asking them to go and literally take a shite.


9. Taking a full Supermac’s meal on the train


Supermacs. Source: paul-ford

10. Going to the pub to shovel a few pints into you for every occasion

Just introduced a tiny baby into the Catholic religion? Wetting its head = pints, not the water.

Pints Source: Darren Foreman

11. Talking shit about Bono

People abroad love Bono. Why?

PastedImage-65251 Source: Anthony Devlin, PA

12. Having a ‘good’ anything

Good towel, good scissors. WHY CAN’T WE JUST USE THAT ONE, EH?

Bathroom mirror, basin, towel ring, tub, toilet, lighting, staged house, U District, Seattle, Washington, USA Source: Wonderlane

13. Being disgusted at people not drinking

Are you on antibiotics?

2014_148 Source: Chilanga Cement

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