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The 12 types of Irish aunt

Ah aunts, you gotta love em.

AUNTIES ARE LIKE the perfect combinations of mammies and friends. Or mammies and enemies, who knows?

1. The sound aunt

This aunt is usually closer to you in age than the rest. She takes you out and you actually look forward to it. She’s basically like the big sister you never had, but will spoil you with the zest of someone who has a job. Treasure this aunt, she’s rare.


2. The wannabe sound aunt

Like the sound aunt in that she’s the complete opposite of the sound aunt. She tries though, bless her, and used to give you archer’s aqua in her house when you were 17 so there’s that.

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3. The amazing cook

Going to this aunt’s house is a joy, as you know she’ll have cooked something AMAZING and will send you home with a bucketful of leftovers. AUNTIE ANN’S SHEPHERD’S PIE!

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You owe this auntie at least 10 tupperware boxes.

4. The boozy aunt

She loves a tipple at family gatherings, and it usually ends up with her and the young’uns doing shots in the kitchen at 2am.

“More wine?” is the most she’s ever asked you, and you’re more than OK with that.

5. The best mate aunt

Is best known for tagging you in countless aunt-niece memes and likes literally everything you do on Facebook–but you don’t even mind because she’s like your best pal.

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Ah lovely… * hides from timeline*

6. The aunt with the treats

You used to love going to her house because she’d constantly have the BEST snacks that your mam would never give you in your lunchbox. YES I’LL HAVE A WAGON WHEEL.

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7. The comparative aunt

She’s only asking you all those questions so she can compare you to her beloved Siobhain. Only answer if you are silently certain you’re winning.

8. The deadly present giver

You look forward to getting Christmas and birthday presents from this aunt every year because she knows exactly what you want.

ABANDON THE REST, which one is Auntie Maura’s?

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9. The craic dealer

This aunt has the best stories and she’s an all-round gas ticket. Family gatherings are worse when she’s not around, and she’s bound to be the first to get some kind of reluctant singsong going.

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10. The aunt from abroad

You only see this aunt once in a blue moon as she lives in Australia or the States or somewhere equally as fancy. But when you DO see her she’s full of stories and genuinely wants to know what you’ve been up to the past million years.

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11. The cold aunt

She thinks she’s better than the whole family and let’s you all know about it… like, a lot.


12. Auntie Mary

We all have an auntie Mary. You might just not know it yet.

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