BillywigSting · 07/07/2018 22:56
Which county are you from and will wicklow ever win anything in the gaa?
Heratnumber7 · 07/07/2018 22:56
Have you got a shelaley? I'm pretty sure that's not how you spell it
dustarr73 · 07/07/2018 23:43
Im from Dublin
@Have you got a shelaley?
No i dont drink Guinness
Mammysin · 07/07/2018 23:45
Have you got red hair? Are t you related to Collins in Clare? Who died recently belonging to you?
Howareya123 · 07/07/2018 23:53
I'm Irish and I had to Google shillelagh... it's a knobbly, black walking stick for anyone who's interested
Carecomplet · 08/07/2018 00:45
What is your honest opinion on British people of Irish extraction? I grew up in a very close Irish community, 2nd and 3rd generation (ie parents and grandparents born in Ireland but my age group born in England), we were expected to be loyal to Ireland in things like the football etc., went 'home' in the summer, went to Irish clubs and did Irish dancing... Do you consider us to be Irish or English? I think a lot of my generation have a bit of an identity crisis going on to be honest! Always feel a bit of a fraud when I go to Ireland and very much a tourist these days but at the same time don't feel English either cos my parents aren't and it was drummed into us that Ireland was superior!
dustarr73 · 08/07/2018 02:35
@Carecomplet my cousin is Irish buf her kids are English are very loyal to anything Irish.
I fjnd it weird to be fair.
Carecomplet · 08/07/2018 08:52
Are you Irish, @dustarr73? I do find it weird in retrospect how we were expected to be more attached to a country we weren't born in and didn't live in. I guess the expectation for a lot of Irish immigrants was that eventually they would return to Ireland and never felt 'settled' or tried to put down roots. This wasn't very helpful for their kids or grandkids though!
AdaLoveless · 08/07/2018 12:42
Are you the right age to be able to recite the first line of Peig in Irish without Googling it? If so, how did you deface the cover of your copy?
Mine had a Hitler moustache and garters.
dustarr73 · 08/07/2018 18:31
@Carecomplet im Irish.I live in Dublin.Born and raised
@ AdaLoveless Im still in therapy over peig,awful book that we where forced to read.
Carecomplet · 08/07/2018 18:56
Thank you @dustarr73 for your input and for confirming my suspicions
DramaAlpaca · 08/07/2018 19:24
Diverting the thread back to leprechauns briefly, when DH was a student in Cork many moons ago he had a weekend job in a hotel bar. He used to do a great line in convincing American tourists that of course leprechauns are real & that he'd seen one. They usually ended up buying him pints
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