In this section I want to talk about Irish customs.
What do I mean by customs?
Customs, according to the dictionary, are agreed ways of
interacting, customs are the norm of human interactions.
You might have asked yourself what Irish people are like. How do people live, how do they relate to each other, how do they make conversation. What is important for them.
What to expect when you come to Ireland as a visitor. In other words, real life everyday Irish culture is what I want to talk about here.
Because it is always a good idea before travelling anywhere
to find out a little bit about what to expect there.
The Ireland of today is a modern industrialised society.
The quaintness and innocence of Ireland in the 1940ies and 50ies that some
visitors still expect is long gone. Many traditions have disappeared or
have simply lost importance and influence.
Enjoying a pint of Guinness and soaking up the atmosphere at Tigh Neactain's Pub, Galway City.
Yet there are many characteristic customs. Irish people have their 'ways'. There is a lot of unique behaviour that you wouldn't find anywhere else. I am talking about everyday things that you are bound to come across as a visitor, even if you only spend a few days in Ireland.
Conversation- How do Irish people start a conversation
The bonding stage in conversation
will be met with smiles everywhere in Ireland. What's smiling all about?
Argument Over Who Is Going To Pay The Bill- explained
The Rules Of Tipping In
Find out how the Irish drink endless cups of tea
Sorry- How come everyone says sorry so much
Easygoing- Learn how important it is to Irish people to be
perceived to be easygoing
Understatement- What’s it all about, what to do and what pitfalls to
Find out what this Irish custom is and how to respond.
Culture: Buying a Round- What this Irish custom is and how it works
Learn about parties and ‘having the ‘craic’.
Irish As An Audience-Find out why performances of any kind are such a
great experience to attend in Ireland
The Craic- What's that?
Space In Ireland-explained
Irish And Their Sense Of Privacy- Here is why some Irish people are
Ireland- How to get in on the kids thing
Values- Important to know
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