What are some of the things you should never do in Ireland?
If you love travelling it’s best to become familiar with some cultures and tradition of the local. You don’t want to offend anyone of course and Ireland is no exception.
When visiting Ireland keeping it casual is the best advice when meeting people in Ireland.
Irish people are naturally gregarious and talkative.
Here are 7 things you should never do in Ireland:
1. Talk About Leprechauns
A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are often described as wizened old men with pots of gold. Irish children are told the story of the leprechaun and his hidden pot of gold to be found at the end of a rainbow.
They say Leprechauns always either wear hats or have long hair but only their wives–sworn to secrecy know if Leprechauns actually have pointed ears. It is rumoured that Leprechauns may actually be Irish Elves. In Ireland, people never talk about leprechauns so if you are planning to visit Ireland never crack jokes or talk something about leprechauns.
2. Order Corned Beef and Cabbage
If its St. Patrick’s Day, so naturally we think of corned beef and cabbage, that’s just US tradition.
It may surprise you to learn that corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish dish as you may have thought. Although it’s a signature dish of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Irish ‘tradition’ of corned beef and cabbage is actually more Irish-American than just Irish.
3. Use A Fake Irish Accent
Some tourists are so keen to assert their Irish identity and try to imitate the Irish accent. This never works and never ends happily.
If you are visiting Ireland just speak in your normal voice and the Irish warm to you instantly.
4. Order An “Irish Car Bomb”
It’s an American cocktail though its called Irish car bomb because of the use of Guinness Baileys Irish Ice cream and the Irish whiskey Jameson.
In all seriousness, do not try to order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland as they fond it offensive.
5. Just Visit Dublin
Ireland is world-renowned for its beauty. It’s a home to some of the most inspiring drives.
The rolling green hills, gorgeous cliffs and coastlines are enough of a reason for anyone to pack their bags. If you’re a “Game of Thrones” diehard, you can visit Westeros — or at least the real-life equivalent.
6. Talk About American Politics
Most Irish are like Europeans and are more sympathetic to democrats, so if you’re a fan or you love Donald Trump it’ll be best to keep your thoughts to yourself.
7. Brag That You’re 100% Irish
If you think you got Irish blood or your parents are both Irish but you are travelling from America. Well, don’t plan on bragging about being 100% Irish to any locals.
This is because the Irish people consider themselves 100% Irish, never argue about it as you won’t win.
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