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12 Irish place names tourists will always struggle with

“Does this bus go to… Cob?” “You mean Cobh.”

1. Youghal

A back street view of the clock tower in Youghal #eastcork #youghal

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2. Cobh

3. Dun Laoghaire

Walking on the pier #dunlaoghaire #dunlaoghairepier #dublin #dublinbay #lovedublin #dllife

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4. Graiguenamanagh

5. Kilmacanogue

6. Omagh

#Omagh #Tyrone #Ireland

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7. Drogheda


8. Portlaoise


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9. Leap


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10. Ballina

Hello Ballina!

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11. Inistioge

(Photo taken in #WoodstockGardens near #Inistioge) A couple of you asked me about Irish folks and their hospitality. Let me tell you that I found every single person that we came into contact with to be extremely cordial and gracious hosts. Their hospitality is second to none. They are VERY welcoming, and are more than happy to share the beauty of their country with visitors, and their pride shows. They are extremely helpful and do not treat tourists like tourists. Not one person was rude except for a couple of other drivers. Those two were probably Americans lol While on the subject of friendly Irish folks, I have a funny story to tell. We stayed two nights in the tiny town of Inistioge, population 260-270, at a family owned and run b&b on the second floor above that family's pub. On our first night, we went down to the pub and had a couple of pints and some nibbles. Many locals were there, and of course we stood out in the crowd as people just passing through town. A very jovial, drunken Irishman walked over to us and introduced himself, and he sat down and talked to us for a while. He talked about cars, hunting (??), and a few other topics and told us his life story. Come to find out the next morning while chatting with the proprietor that ol' Jerry was telling some tall tales lol There was a bit of a misunderstanding, however. He was chatting me up, and he asked me, "So what do you think about our 40 shades of green?" I didn't hear him correctly and said, "It's shit!!" He gave me a puzzled look and said kindly, "What? Why do you think that?" So I went on to say that I felt it was trash and not real literature and that I felt it was nothing but smut. He laughed heartily and said, "I do agree with you, but I said '40 shades of GREEN'. Like, what do you think of my country?" I was so embarrassed but laughed anyway. I love it when I crack myself up LOL Thank goodness he was a good-natured man 😄

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12. Tuam


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