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Signs That You Have Been In Ireland Too Long!


1. You say "I'm Grand, like" all the time.

2. You think Murphy's is 'savage'.

3. You think of Murphy's as if it is the sixth food group.

4. You say "Are you Grand?" all the time.

5. You say "Tis grand, like?" all the time.

6. You say "That'd be grand, like" all the time.

7. You take 4 hours to get home on a Saturday night and think nothing of it.

8. You don't eat anything cold, uncooked or not resembling meat, bread or potatoes.

9. You say "Your man" followed by 'boiy' all the time.

10. You say "Your woman" followed by 'boiy' all the time.

11. You say "Tis grand that your man asked if i'm grand, like, boiy" all the time.

12. You find yourself still living with family and having dinners cooked for you by someone's mammy.

13. You talk about 'dinners' and 'mammys'.


1. You say 'towen' when you mean the city.

2. You think it is perfectly normal to pay over 4 euro for a pint.

3. Anyone not from Dublin is a 'Muck Savage'.

4. You have no idea where Ballydehob is.

5. You see a member of Westlife on Grafton Street and find it hard to get excited about it.

6. The countryside makes you nervous.

7. Somebody speaks to you on the DART and you freak out thinking they are a stalker.

8. Tourists no longer annoy you.

9. You can't remember the last time you got up to 30mph in your car in 'towen'.


1. You have an uncontrollable urge to steal.

2. You keep going on about how great Limerick and Garryowen are.

3. To you, organised crime is putting petrol in the getaway car.

4. You start to cry when you hear 'Beautiful Munster'.

5. You think anyone from Limerick has a great sense of humour.

6. You think everyone's heard of Barry Foley.

7. You think Dubliners are 'soft east coast ashey pets' ... until they kick your head in at rugby.

8. You deny that it rains all the time ... as you struggle home with the shopping in yet another torrential downpour.


1. You say 'Sir' all the time("Howsa goan thur Sir").

2. You say 'shite' all the time.

3. You say 'aye' all the time.

4. You end sentences with 'Hiagh'.

5. You think McArdles Ale is great, ignoring the fact it 'tastes of sh1t'.

6. You get an urge to punch everybody you meet.

7. You punch everybody you meet.

8. You get drunk before, after and during punching everybody you meet.

9. You are incomprehensible when you speak while trying to punch everyone you meet.

10. People seem to be scared of you when you say where you are from.

11. You automatically get the urge to kill on hearing the words 'Monarchy' or 'England'.


1. You say "Howsa' goin" all the time.

2. You can't remember a weekend when a friend from Dublin or Cork wasn’t sleeping on your couch.

3. When you meet someone on Tuesday afternoon you tell them you haven't been out in ages, then remember that you were chatting to that same person last night in the Quays.

4. You agree with all taxi drivers on all subjects - why bother getting thick.

5. Unless the taxi driver is from Mayo.

6. Unless, like half the population living in Galway, you're from Mayo.

7. When you say you live in Galway, people immediately smile and tell you about their wild weekend in Salthill when they were 16. You nod enthusiastically about the same venue, despite the fact that you were never there.

8. You think that it's perfectly normal to have six buskers (including an Ethiopian bagpipe player), eight street entertainers, 19 Romanian beggars, a krusty holding some bailing twine tied to a raggedy dog telling fortunes and four separate roadwork’s all on the one street.


1. You're still there.

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Comment by joe bacon on August 21, 2009 at 23:34
Hi Mara. I spent July 3 to 21st in Doolin. It's a greta little spot and is central to so much. Galway is about an hour and a half away. The Cliff of Moher are right next to Doolin. The Dingle Penn. and Ring of Kerry all within visiting distance. Shannon Airport is about an hour away. The people are incredible. I hope you have as good a trip as I did!!!
Comment by Derry Maire on July 26, 2009 at 9:37
Hello, Mara, Galway is always a great place to visit. We've gone three times this year. May I recommend staying at the Petra House B&B? It is nicely situated, lovely place, the hosts are fantastic and the breakfasts are the best I've had in Ireland! If you get a chance to see the North, please do. I'm partial, but it has it's own beauty. Donegal is full of wonderful places. But going on over to the North has plenty to over--Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede, Mussenden Temple, etc., not to mention Derry city itself. Lovely place. But I've been here two years and still haven't begun to see everything I want to see! Good luck and hope your trip is wonderful!
Comment by Mara on July 26, 2009 at 5:09
I am going to be heading to West Coast of Ireland within the year. Does anyone have any advice on places to stay or see?
Comment by Scott ( Saoirse ! on July 16, 2009 at 14:24
I really want to move back to Ireland
Comment by Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler on July 14, 2009 at 21:42
Hello to all...
Yes we are considering moving in time to Maigh eo. We have great plans for the future! Hope to see our Friends again soon up in Ballina!
Zig and Siusan
Comment by Quig on December 17, 2008 at 1:12
I've been to Limerick, my gun jammed, it is that kind of place.
Comment by James P Mahon on September 30, 2008 at 19:21
I'm and Irish American, basically my life is at the All Star break, and I'm thinking if things turn certain ways, I might move to Ireland. Any advice or experiences welcome.
Comment by NÉSTOR TULA on May 14, 2008 at 2:37
I'm an argentinian that love Ireland, that love U2. My english is poor but I like speak with irish. Ireland is a beautiful country. Irish, best wishes from Argentine.

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