perceptions of Ireland

March 18, 2008 11:04am CST
Hi Im from Ireland and i would love to know what peoples perceptions of Irish people really are - obviously I know people think we drink all day every day (which we dont) but is there anything else?
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
18 Mar 08
I've been to Dublin and Limerick and everyone I met was so friendly and laid back, so that is my perception of the Irish. I know you don't drink all day but it is a big part of your culture like us Scots and the best Irish pubs are in Ireland, not those stupid Irish theme things.
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
30 Apr 08
Hi Though I've never been to Ireland (I would love to!), ever since I was a small child I've had a fascination with Ireland and the Irish. When I was young, my mother ran a small guest-house and most of our guests were long-stay Irish men who had building jobs locally. These men were lovely, warm and friendly people...polite, amusing and intelligent. They always had a smile for everyone and were a joy to share a house with. Many years later when I worked in London, I had the pleasure of sharing an office with a few girls from Dublin. These girls made what was an otherwise dull and boring job, something to look forward to going to. I've always melted and swooned at a man with an Irish accent, particularly the Dublin accent, though others from the rest of Ireland are still Mmmmmmmmmm. I have to say that contrary to all the Irish jokes which have been around over the years, I have never yet met a stupid Irish person - in fact it's been to the contrary....most, if not all Irish people I've met have been sharp, witty and have a special intelligence that is hard to find elsewhere in the world. I love Irish music. It to me is loaded, in the feeling of it, with a big message for the world - one of deep spirituality and peace. Though I have no Irish blood in me and have never been there, for some reason I feel a deep affinity with the Irish spirit.
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11 Jun 08
I find Irish people really friendly. They are not prententious and are generally a good people.I admire their honest perspective on life (atleast those I know). I also think they are a strong self contained people. I love movies with Irish characters,they just have a charm about them