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I melt with desire at the sound of an Irish accent. .

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zas1 Thu 27-Aug-15 22:50:21

I just got off the train. Youngish but not too young Irish guy opposite was on his mobile phone talking away... I barely made it back home.. The accent sounded so hot cannot describe it. Wld be interested to hear what voice turns my fellow MNs on if any..Time for a recuperative red wine in the garden. .

junebirthdaygirl Thu 27-Aug-15 22:53:24

I live in lreland and believe me all Irish accents don't have that affect on me! But l do love the northern lreland accent. Could listen to that all day.

Moln Thu 27-Aug-15 22:55:53

All Irish accents?

There's quite a range!

DramaAlpaca Thu 27-Aug-15 22:56:33

I live in Ireland too - because many years ago I fell in love with a man with an irresistible Irish accent smile

zas1 Thu 27-Aug-15 23:06:05

For me it has to be southern Irish...swoon...

Moln Thu 27-Aug-15 23:19:05

Still a range of accents though!! Cavan to Cork and Wexford to Leitrim

beaglesaresweet Thu 27-Aug-15 23:20:59

I generally really find northern irish accent very attractive. But just recently I was at St.Pancras and the youngish guy next to me at a cafe counter started talking and he made some mistake and keot apologising - and the voice was OMG <huge swoon> - he wasn't tall or especially handsome but my God, I thought, now I like the southern accent as muchg of not more than northern - he had quite a deep voice, and it works best that way! I never find Irish women's accent sexy as they chatter too fast - but he was so so charming and had undulation to his voice (though still very chatty).

Other than that, I find French sexy (unoriginal) when they soeak French, and Italian accent when they speak English grin.

ThisIsFolkGirl Thu 27-Aug-15 23:30:21

I don't get the whole sexy accent thing! It's bizarre to me grin

I dated someone with one of the accents mentioned already and it did absolutely nothing for me. More than that, I found it quite irritating... blush

FarelyKnuts Thu 27-Aug-15 23:37:39

I live the generalisation of a "southern" irish accent.
My city alone has about 6 different accents!
Big difference between a cork and a Dublin accent for example

FarelyKnuts Thu 27-Aug-15 23:38:01


ChaircatMiaow Thu 27-Aug-15 23:46:22

The reference to a "southern irish" accent is quite irritating. Quite quite irritating.

Accents do differ a lot even in the same area. I can barely understand my cousin who lives 10 minutes from my mother's house, but people often ask me if I'm from.....Dublin. <shudders>

ChaircatMiaow Thu 27-Aug-15 23:50:02

I find men with a Scottish accent to be swoonsome. And as a PP mentioned, a Frenchman could say anything and I would find him delicious sexy.

There's a famous chef here called Guillaume Brahimi. He's not overly attractive but every time he opens his mouth.....

beaglesaresweet Thu 27-Aug-15 23:54:16

Farely and Chair I'm sure it's irritating to you but for people who haven't been much to Ireland or meet a variety of Irish speakers, how would we know which is which? It did cross my mind that there must be a variety as I didn't find Dublin accent sexy and this sounded a bit different - 'southern' is just to differentiate from Nrthern as that's too far apart.

LucyBabs Thu 27-Aug-15 23:55:13

Yes chair coz being from Dublin would be awful hmm Are you from Meath by any chance?

I quite like the Cork accent.. Love a Scottish accent and an East London accent is very sexy

ChaircatMiaow Fri 28-Aug-15 00:00:55

Nope, I'm from Cork. The city that calls itself the Real Capital and shakes its fist at Dublin.

LucyBabs Fri 28-Aug-15 00:05:48

Haha yes too true chair I've just come back from clonakility. Such lovely, friendly people but bitter at not being the capital of Ireland wink

BlahBlahUsername Fri 28-Aug-15 00:14:09

I have been googling anything with Andrew Scott's voice this evening, to get my fix. Gorgeous Dublin accent.

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Fri 28-Aug-15 00:16:19

Not far from us in Courtmacsherry lucy. Love Cork but there's nothing quite like a Kerry accent!

mrstweefromtweesville Fri 28-Aug-15 00:18:22

Have a look at this Irishman - Davog Rynne.

beaglesaresweet Fri 28-Aug-15 00:29:27

Isn't Hozier gorgeous though, and the accent!

zas1 Fri 28-Aug-15 00:39:50

Well if you would like me to be more specific, based on my limited knowledge the man who I just spent half an hour on the train fantasising about is probably originally from Tipperary/Waterford although educated at Trinity College Dublin. I think I could distinguish a Cork accent and this wasn't it. I reckon his Dad was from Mayo and his Ma from the second cottage on the Left as you turn right out of the main Limerick to Shannon road.

LeonC Fri 28-Aug-15 01:16:51

You can't beat a Galway accent.
(Yes, Dermot, I do mean yours)

ThereIsIron Fri 28-Aug-15 01:31:51

I'm Irish and find some Scottish accents amazing. I once dated a guy from Skye <wipes fanjo> blush

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Fri 28-Aug-15 01:38:44

OMG Therelslron did you date God!

mrstweefromtweesville Fri 28-Aug-15 08:51:17

Isn't Hozier gorgeous though, and the accent!
True. And so very charming, if the television interviews are to be believed. But a mere child at 25.
his Ma from the second cottage on the Left as you turn right out of the main Limerick to Shannon road
That would be Mary. She has three sons. Which one do you mean?

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