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.
With that in mind, I want to give you a flavour for the way of life in Ireland today.
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.
Find out how we see these quirky Irish customs.
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