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Things Not To Say To Irish People ( Ever )

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Things Not To Say To Irish People ( Ever )

Irish people have been subject to a variety of stereotypes and presumptions for many years.

From being greeted with the well-intentioned but misguided ‘Top o’ the morning to ya’ to facing the presumption that they will definitely be able to handle their drink, there are certainly a few things you should never say to an Irish person.

Not only are they often inaccurate, but they can also be offensive and unwelcome. So, if you want to avoid any awkward moments or hurt feelings, it’s best not to comment on the drinking habits of Irish people, ask them about leprechauns or tell them you’re part-Irish when you’re really not!

It’s also important to remember that Ireland is a country of many cultures, histories and religions. The Irish people are proud of their heritage, so it’s best not to make sweeping generalisations or any assumptions about the nation as a whole.

Respect for all cultures should be at the forefront when engaging in conversations with Irish people. Acknowledging this will go a long way to ensure a pleasant and productive conversation.

Ultimately, the best way to show respect for Irish culture is by getting to know it in all its complexity, without resorting to outdated stereotypes. Doing so will enable everyone to have a deeper appreciation of Irish people’s life experiences and encourage more meaningful conversations between people from different backgrounds. After all, everyone deserves to be heard, understood and respected.

By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your interactions with Irish people are positive and productive. So, next time you find yourself in conversation with an Irish person go ahead – but just make sure to leave the offensive comments at home!

So what comments are the most annoying?

Stereotypes, the incidence and impacts of bias

The best way to learn about Irish people and what is acceptable and what not is to spend time with them. What can be better than joining a traditional Irish house party?

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Indulge in a sumptuous three-course Irish dinner featuring delectable dishes such as the iconic Guinness stew and a tempting Baileys-infused chocolate cake that will delight your taste buds. As you savor the delicious meal a talented group of performers will take the stage transporting you to the heart of Ireland’s rich cultural heritage.

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Immerse yourself in the magic of this remarkable celebration by joining The Irish House Party Dinner and Show in Dublin.

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Last updated May 29, 2023


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Boyne Shark

Thursday 30th of March 2023

The correct response to 'Top of the morning to ye' is 'and the rest of the day to yourself' but obviously nobody ever says this. Ever.

Michael Reddington

Wednesday 29th of March 2023

I believe in Leprechauns & Fairees & Banshees.

Kit Bruttig

Wednesday 29th of March 2023

Do you ever feature Harp or pipe musicians?

Kit Bruttig

Wednesday 29th of March 2023

Do you ever feature Harp or pipe muscians?

Percy Herbert jr

Saturday 11th of March 2023

Irish people are good people They been though a lot like the American Indians