Ireland: Through Regina’s Eyes

 

Where are you originally from?​ 
Ireland

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Entertaining

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
10

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Grand (Usually used to signify a pleasantly mediocre person, place, thing or experience) or Fuck (Not always used as a curse word, we use it to describe every emotion)

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
In Gaeilge (Dia Dhuit/ Go Raibh Maith Agat/ Le Do Thoil/ Ta Broin Orm).

Are you more like laid back or party people?
We are laid back. Obviously, we are stereo typically all alcoholics but this is far from the truth. We like to party as much as any other nation but are also extremely hard working and intelligent.

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Best food: Dairygold butter/ Cashel Blue Cheese/ Soda Bread. Weirdest Food: Black Pudding (made with cow blood) Local Food To Try: Fresh Seafood/ Tayto Crips/ Ballymaloe Relish

Best drink? Local drink to try?
We have fantastic Irish Gins, Whiskey and Locally brewed Lagers. Just ask in any bar or hotel for a local drink.

How is breakfast served in your country?
For special occasion we have a Full Irish Breakfast, meat (bacon, sausages and black and white puddings), eggs, vegetables and potato all fried in creamery butter, it is served with a generous helping of homemade Irish soda or brown bread for soakage and washed down with a strong cup of breakfast tea such as Barry or Lyons tea (depending where you are) and a glass of orange juice.

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Longitude, Forbidden Fruit or Other Voices

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Rugby, Gaelic Football and Hurling

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
The National Leprechaun Museum

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Glendalough and The Cliffs of Moher

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Just be polite

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Glendalough, The Cliffs of Moher, The Peace Wall in Belfast

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Mourne Mountains, County Down. Dalkey Island, County Dublin. The Guinness Lake, County Wicklow

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Inch Beach, Dingle Co Kerry

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Galway or Cork. You can reach any point in Ireland within 4 hours drive. Dublin is expensive and a little unfriendly compared to other parts of the country. I would visit Dublin but stay in Cork or Galway. They are both much better representations of our country.

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Beautiful

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
7-10

When is the best time to visit?
April- September

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
Game Of Thrones is shot here

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché? 
That we’re all drunks

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Yes. Vienna is my favourite city in the world. I also love South America and NYC, of course