Irishisms – What Every Tourist Needs to Know, What Almost Every Irish Person Already Knows



Shaped like a teddy bear, the island occupying the north-western position in Europe is Ireland. The Republic of Ireland covers around 5/6 of the land while in the north-east is Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom.

A rich culture is Ireland’s gift to this world. Her folk music, dancing, and celebration of the holiday on St. Patrick’s Day are famous all over the world. Parades, shamrocks, and goblins celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest. Acclaimed authors such as Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde have also added to its ever-present charm.

With a land steeped in culture, language takes an interesting form as well. Sometimes, the very uniqueness of the spoken language can become indecipherable to tourists. Irishisms is an attempt at smoothing those wrinkles and also hopes to spread a bit of happiness around.

Containing a collection of humorous anecdotes which introduce the reader to some of the many local words and phrases used by Irish people, along with explanations as to their meaning, this is an entertaining and educational read which will be enjoyed by all – especially those planning a trip to the Emerald Isle.

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