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secret shame

9 things Irish people will never admit to

The deepest, darkest secrets of the Irish mind.

ONLY TO VERY close friends. Or when they’re drunk.

1. Liking U2

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Until they announce some concerts at home, that is. Then, you’ve always liked them. And you didn’t delete the new album off your iPhone. Swear.

2. That they actually WILL fly Ryanair again

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We’ve all dramatically flounced away from a check-in desk in fury, promising never to give money to Michael O’Leary again… Until the next seat sale.

3. Not knowing every single word of Amhrán Na bhFiann

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The relief when everyone in Croke Park just gives up on the last line and roars. Are we right, or are we right?

4. That there’s ’any craic’


Person 1: “Howaya! Any craic?”
Person 2, literally about to get married to the love of their life that very day: “God no, divil a bit.”

5. Watching and enjoying the Late Late


‘Enjoying’ is the key word here. You can watch it, and maybe find the guests satisfactory, but not acknowledging that it’s “USUALLY awful” is highly suspect.

6. That it actually is pouring rain

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“It’s misting.” “It’s drizzling.” No, it’s bucketing down.

7. Preferring fancy crisps over Tayto


It’s frowned upon, but it happens.

8. Enjoying spending time with their other half

When you’re alone:

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When you’re with friends:

I can’t go, the missus wants me to go shopping with her. *rolls eyes*
No, I have to go with Himself to some family do. *rolls eyes*

9. And not getting a Father Ted reference

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It’s just not right! We’re supposed to know these things!

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