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10 things only Irish dads love

They’re a great bunch of lads.

THE IRISH DAD is a strange species. A simple creature, it doesn’t take much to make them happy.

Here are just ten of the many things that make them content.

1. A grand ‘lie down’

Dads are consistent in their napping, regardless of the amount of activity they’ve done that day or when they last had ‘a rest’. Whether they disappear off to bed for a while or nod off right there across the sofa, they’ll never admit it’s a nap, they’re far too manly for that.

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2. Buying the newspaper

They probably won’t even read it, but by God it’ll be bought. There’s even a little cubby in his van to keep the euros on standby. Always a van, or a jeep if he has notions.

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3. Golf

Watching it, playing it, learning how to play it… There’s not a father in Ireland who hasn’t received a golf lesson or golf-balls as a gift at some stage in his life.

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4. A carvery

While it’s not the same as a home-cooked slap up meal, there’s something about sitting in the pub eating it that just CLICKS. There’s also the option to wash it down with a creamy pint.

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5. Leather covers for their mobile phone

Sure it makes them look mad professional, doesn’t it? Bonus points if it can attach to their belt.

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6. Spending ages in the toilet

They’ll enter with the aforementioned newspaper under their arm and they won’t emerge until six generations have passed.

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7. Watching the Six One with a nice cuppa

Calling every stuttering politician an eejit while shovelling back the chocolate digestives. We’re sure it’s more about giving out than being informed.

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8. Salmon shirts

Freshly washed and pressed by your mam. Sure isn’t it lovely and bright on him.

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9. Fixing things

If it can’t be fixed by an Irish dad, it can’t be fixed. What they lack in skill and qualifications, they more than make up for in persistence and enthusiasm.

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10. One letter text responses

Elaborating isn’t a strong point.


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