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Is the Irish accent actually the sexiest in the world?

We think it is and here’s why.

WE’RE ALWAYS BEING told that an Irish accent is one of the sexiest in the world.

What does it have that the rest of the world wants so bad? Let’s break it down.

It’s time to get to the root of just why our beautiful brogue is SO DAMN SEXY.

1. It’s not what they think it is

We’re more complex and enigmatic than the rest of the world gives us credit for. And nothing is sexier than a bit of enigma, right?

They think we all walk around saying “Begorrah” and “Top of the morning to ya”. But then they arrive here and we DON’T. We’re so much more than that.

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2. There’s a lot of them for such a small island

The fact that an Irish accent is nigh-on unbearably sexy is unarguable, but it leaves out that our little island houses so many different twangs. A Donegal accent is totally different from a Dublin one, and worlds away from a Corkonian twinge or Galwegian burr.

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3. Often imitated, never beaten

We’re often confused with Scotland and then there are those imitators over in Newfoundland. Leave it to the pros, lads. Leave it to the pros.


4. Our amazing vocabulary

Accent aside, we do have a wonderful and inventive way with words. If if an Irish person was slagging you, you’d walk away with the impression that you’d just been told a beautiful, nearly incomprehensible short story.

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5. We say it best…

When we say nothing at all. Or, at the very least, when we’re lost for words. How many ways can an Irish person say sweet nothing?

“Em… That yoke… Ara… C’mere…Ah sure…Well…”

6. The soft Irish T

Gate becomes Gaysh. DART becomes Darsh. Best not to analyse this one too closely and just conclude it makes us irresistible to highly-trained ears from foreign soil.

(And we are ALL occasionally culprits, not just those from south of the Liffey.)

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7. It’s not always what it seems

“I will, yeah.” The forceful positive that actually means a negative. We’re not sure how this makes us sexy, but it might have something to do with playing hard to get.

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8. And finally…

Remember this ad from 1999?


Oh well, never mind. We still think our accents are sexy. And that’s all that matters.

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