Why Ireland is the greatest place to visit on your travels
The first thing a non-irish person thinks of when you mention Ireland will usually be, Leprechaun’s, potatoes, and Guinness.
“Make tea not war”
“Mary and the way she looks at you”
The Pint Men
There are at least two old men sitting at the bar usually talking about GAA or local politics
An impromptu sing-song comes out of nowhere. Feel free to join in even if you don’t know the words
Some local pubs may offer a more extensive menu but generally speaking, food usually consists of Taytos, Bacon Fries, and toasted sandwiches.
There will be some memorabilia of that time the local GAA team won the senior county championship, even if it was 20 years ago. If you are there on a Saturday night you may get accosted to enter into the local lotto draw to support said team.
If it goes past closing time, the doors begin to shut but no one leaves, you have hit the jackpot. You have become part of what is known as a “lock-in” which means you get an extra sneaky pint or two. If this happens, play it cool, don’t draw attention to yourself and enjoy soaking in the beloved Irish culture of the “lock-in”
If you want to be famous, you have to be in a Guinness ad
“Where an inch is a mile and a dolphin is a mans best friend”
When the going gets tough, we get going to Pennys
“So fresh its famous”
If you’re one of those #fitfam types, Ireland is the place for you
Winter has come to Northern Ireland
If you are a serious Game of Thrones buff there is no place better to scout out locations than in Winterfell (AKA Northern Ireland). Follow in the footsteps of your favorite Stark characters and maybe even re-create a few scenes of your own. There are plenty of places to visit and a number of day trips from Dublin.