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7 Things The Irish Should Not Take For Granted

7 Things The Irish Should Not Take For Granted March 26, 2015

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Some people take certain things for granted. Only when these things are gone do they realise how truly important and valuable they are. If you’re an Irish, here are the things that you must never take for granted.

The Irish language

As the saying goes, “A nation without its language is a nation without a soul.” While the Irish language may not be evolving, it’s still thriving. As an Irish, you should never let it die out because the Irish language is something that you’ve got that no one else has.

Being friendly

The Irish are known to be amongst the friendliest in the world. This is a quality that you should never take for granted because it is one of the things that make foreign visitors love Ireland more. Anyone visiting the Emerald Isle will surely come back with tales of good experiences and fond memories of the locals.

Neutrality

For decades, Ireland’s political neutrality has protected the nation from war and diplomatic red-flagging. Because the Irish rather keep the peace than rock the boat, Ireland was able to avoid conflicts that could otherwise put the lives of its citizens at risk.

The rain

Some Irish people joke that they don’t even have seasons anymore because it rains all the time. You can tell what time of year it is just by looking at the quantity and temperature of the drizzle or downpour. While it might be troublesome for some, the rain makes the Irish more “weather-resistant” than those from more tropical countries. No matter what Mother Nature throws in their path, you can bet that the Irish can survive it.

Rich cultural history

What Ireland lacks in size, it makes up for its rich culture and history. From literature to music, the Emerald Isle has produced some of the best in the world: Joyce, Yeats, Beckett, Shaw, Wilde, Sinead O’Conner, U2, Brendan Gleeson, Francis Bacon, and Neil Jordan to name a few.

Beautiful countryside

Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful natural sceneries in the world. The Cliffs of Moher that carves a zigzag out of the Clare coast; The Burren, a vast limestone wonderland filled with bogs housing that were preserved perfectly; The Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site… the list could go on and on.

Security

Ireland is very safe. Safety and security is not a huge problem and there are definitely no spirit-crushing dictators running the place.

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