- The Irish. A parochial bunch…
The nature of going to the pub in Ireland is slightly different from here. Drinkers in the most of England tend to be very parochial. They go to the pub with one or more friends and sit and drink with them, not really interacting with other people in the pub. In ireland most pubs are such that you might go on your own or with friends but also chat to others in the pub. It’s a place to meet and socialise withother people. When the Irish pubs opened in the UK they tended to attract the kind of punters who liked the pub as most Irish saw it. As such, they tended to be like Irish pubs, not because of the kitsch butnbecause of the people they attracted. As such whenIrish come to the UK they go to the pubs which are the friendly places they associate with pubs, rather than the isolated u friendly environments most English associate with pubs.Posted 4 years ago
CharlieMungus – Member
… In ireland most pubs are such that you might go on your own or with friends but also chat to others in the pub. It’s a place to meet and socialise withother people.
Ahhh … I see. I learn something new everyday.
However, my Irish female colleague turned me down when I asked her to go to a pub for a drink … hmmm … should have mentioned Irish pub instead. I bet she thought I was a spy for Dear Leader Cromwell … she is lovely but very strong minded. She might step on me like a maggot.
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Greg, you probably want “labhair as Béarla” there instead of “a caint as Béarla”
And this is why I only got a C+ in my leaving cert 😳
From what I know its still on LC, but as many of the colleges (not universities) don’t require it, its less pushed.
The 16 age limit was referring more to the leaving age for school.Posted 4 years ago
deadlydarcy – Member
Maybe she’s just not desperate?
Well yes I guess … she would be desperate if she would go out with me for a drink … hhmmm … I miss talking to her … such strong will and determination. Very strong girl and hates Dear Leader to the core.
Oh ya … she has moved to another county now.
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eggshellblonde – Member
I could imagine myself getting a right hook in the jaw from my ex-colleague by saying let’s visit the potato farm …
Yeah in your dreams…
Thinking of it, no, I would not say that but I did ask her once about her general feeling towards Dear Leader (after watching the TV documentary and episode) to understand a bit more about her or people in general …Posted 4 years ago
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