20 Things About Ireland That Will Never, Ever Change
A fixation on the weather, unending re-runs of Father Ted, and a love of complaining are just a few things we'll never lose
Today was a massive day of sport for our great country.
With all the love we've seen for the teams who represent us, we started to think about all the things our country and its people have that make it unique: the things that make Ireland Ireland.
Have a gawk the 20 things abut Ireland that will never, ever change.
1. The Late Late Show
Bringing the nation its most cringe-worthy interviews since '62. RTÉ will never allow The Late Late to die.
2. Father Ted will never stop being re-run
And we're perfectly fine with that.
3. Inability to take compliments
We're a bashful breed, but it's all part of the charm.
4. The rain
And discussing of rain, the brief cessation of the rain, and the rain's inevitable return. It's conversational gold.
Of course, we try not to let it dampen our spirits...
5. Irish mammies' tendency to overfeed
Because they know the ultimate truth: food is love.
6. The stretch in the evenings (or lack thereof)
This is an important issue that must be addressed in conversation.
7. Love of complaining
We dedicate entire radio shows to it.
As a nation, we can't fucking stand our fellow Irish men and women getting ahead. So we bring them back down to Earth at every possible opportunity.
One such example of this begrudgery would have to be...
9. Hatred of Bono
Pssh, guy's always trying to save children and shit. What a dick.
10. Mistaken for English
Until some countries (who shall remain unnamed) get better at geography and general accent recognition, there's no sign of this stopping anytime soon.
11. 'Fuck off' meaning 'tell me more'
We're big fans of this one.
12. Communions and confirmations
Sure, Mass attendance numbers are the lowest they've been since before St. Patrick did his whole bit with the shamrock, and you sure as shit don't go, but can you honestly tell me you'd deprive your future children of communion money?
Didn't think so.
13. Immersion anxiety
Do you even know how much that shit costs?! Neither do we, but we're certain it's enough to give your parents a panic attack.
14. Everyone wants to claim some of our heritage
Because, let's face it, we're brilliant.
15. Deli rolls
You'll always miss these convenient bastards when you're away.
16. If you leave a door open, you're asking for trouble
Letting the heat out is the number one cause of family feuding in Ireland.
17. Tea snobbery
If it ain't Lyons or Barry's, it ain't shit.
18. Chanting 'olé, olé, olé!' at every opportunity
Just give us a sporting opportunity, any at all, and we've got the excuse we need.
Which reminds us...
19. We love jumping on the sporting bandwagon
You haven't gave a shit about Irish football in years, but Shane Long scores one goal and suddenly you're a fucking expert.
20. 'It'll be grand' mentality
No matter what happens, through rain or shine, victory or defeat, our little country will continue to be grand. God, we're lovely.
If you can think of anything else about Ireland that will never change, let us know in the comments.