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Irish snapshots

The Irish are said to be good-humoured people, with a deep love of God and of Guinness beer (a popular Irish beer, very dark or rich in colour, often with a coffee-like taste, born in the brewery of Arthur Guinness in Dublin) and Irish Cream.

Do you know the meaning of the colours of the Irish flag: orange, white and green? The green stands for the people of the south, the orange for the people of the north, while the colour white symbolizes peace, uniting the green and orange together as one nation. 🙂


All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands” (attributed to St. Patrick)

Actually, there are no snakes in Ireland! A legend attributes to St. Patrick the disappearance of all snakes from the island. But it is more likely that there have never been snakes on the island. 😉


Muckanaghederdauhaulia” is the longest place in Ireland and it is located in Galway County


An Irish superstition: if the palm of your hand itches you will be getting money; if the elbow itches, you will be changing beds.


Black pudding, traditionally served for breakfast, is a type of sausage  made of animal blood.


According to another Irish legend, on judgment day Christ will be the judge all nations, but St. Patrick will be the judge of the Irish.

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4 thoughts on “Irish snapshots

  1. Ohhh also in Ireland people eat “Sangunazzu” (Black Pudding)…I eat it every morning with milk …maybe you didn’t know I was born in Muckanegheddadedauliaddaulia….

    • Thank you for your comment 🙂
      I think the “lack of clarity” you refer to is probably the fact that the post is intended to be a collection of different “snapshots”, like watching a photo album, and not a single piece of writing.

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