I learned a few things while I was in Ireland:
A hot soak in seaweed relieves jet-lag.
When someone says “Now that’s good craic (pronounced crack)” they are not referring to a drug. They are referring to a fun time and good conversation.
Do not ask for cream with your tea or coffee. You will get whipped cream. Instead, ask for milk.
A proper pint of Guinness is served to those who wait. It takes time for this brew to settle properly before drinking.
People in Ireland don’t name their children Shannon (uh-hm, Mom). It is the US equivalent of naming your child Mississippi or Rio Grande.
You can pay to spend the night in a former insane asylum in Sligo.
Sitting in a pub, Guinness in hand, with a peat fire burning, is a really good memory to have.
Jack in the Box is not a restaurant, it is a dead man from Dublin.
U2 got their start playing on Grafton Street.
Temple Bar is not an actual bar. Well, it is a bar, but the name refers to an area that is the cultural quarter of Dublin.
After a few pints of Guinness, you might see faeries.
To make your own memories and learn your own tips, visit DiscoverIreland.com.
Thanks for the giggle! We are headed to Ireland this summer, so glad to get a humorous heads up so close to Saint Patty’s day.
I loved Ireland and hope to return for a visit. It is such a friendly country. I hope you guys have a great time, Soultravelers3.
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