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20 things Irish dads love

Mowing the lawn, taping things, chops…

IT’S FATHER’S DAY, so let’s celebrate all the things they love the most.

Things like…

Chops

Lamb. Pork. Can’t beat a decent chop.

Lamb Rib Chop Source: FoodMayhem.com

WD-40

The magic elixir that can fix anything. A wonky bike chain, a squeaky press door, cuts and scrapes; just lash on a bit of WD-40.

Would you like WD40 with that? Source: Sam Hames

Slipping you a tenner

A textbook Dad move. Often accompanied by “don’t tell your mother”.

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Cutting the grass

Bonus dad points if he owns a strimmer.

Mowing grass Source: UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences - OCCS

Planning when to cut the grass in the future

Furiously looking at windows, pondering on the possibility of rain.

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A particular newsreader or weather person

Like Jean Byrne up there. Or Eileen Dunne.

EileenDunne Source: RTÉ Player

AC/DC

Or Dire Straits. And a bit of Phil Collins. And not forgetting Christy Moore.

AC/DC Source: New York + Philly Live!

Teaching people to drive in fields

Nothing says “find the biting point” like doing figures of eight around hay bales.

Baled Source: Nicholas_T

A good set of screwdrivers

With both a flathead and a Phillips head, please.

Screw_Driver_display Source: Wikimedia Commons

Swarfega

Essential for taking the dirt (and the skin) off your hands.

Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Blacksmith Shop Detail Source: GethinThomas

The Hunt For Red October and The Shawshank Redemption

See also: anything starrring Gene Hackman.

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Stew

Cooking it, eating it, talking about it…

Irish Lamb Stew Source: naotakem

Pretending to hate the bloody cat

But spending 7 hours looking for it when it goes missing.

asleep on dad Source: damselfly58

That aisle in Lidl or Aldi that sells the car jacks/leaf blowers/ski suits/inflatable DVD holders/compost

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Bloody terrible jokes

Source: Valerie Loftus/Vine

Saying that people ‘look well’ or are “looking well”

Miriam O’Callaghan or Niall Quinn’s wife Gillian are examples of people who might be “looking well”.

mir Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A decent phone cover

Preferably leather. Preferably with the capability to be attached to a belt.

belt Source: gkoo.co.uk

Taping things

“Tape that for me there”.

VHS'sss Source: Orin Zebest

A good solid shoe

You know the ones. Kind of half boat shoe at the top and decent walking shoe at the bottom.

shoes Source: Echo

Talking about how good the picture is on the telly

And woe betide anyone who says they can’t tell the difference between HD and regular telly.

TV Corner - Current Source: Horrortaxi

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