I recently saw this fun flowchart graphic from the folks at TheIrishStore.com.  I wanted to share it here for your enjoyment (you can click the image to enlarge it a bit, by the way).  Just to head-off any potential gripes about what it means to be Irish, it's clear to me that this is just a fun graphic designed to highlight some of the unique features and cultural aspects of Ireland.  With all the discussion recently here at The Wild Geese about inappropriate stereotypes, it was nice to see that although certain beverages are mentioned, over-indulgence and binge drinking are not promoted herein.

So, in the interest of having a bit of craic with this, how Irish are you according to this flowchart?  :-)

 

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Tags: Folklore, Hospitality, Opinion, St. Patrick's Day, Travel

Comment by Rose Maurer on March 17, 2014 at 3:19am

Delightfully humorous graphics, Ryan - for members who don't take themselves too seriously! What happened to the 'craic' I often hear in Irish videos?

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on March 17, 2014 at 3:26am

Yes, Mr. Sutton ... there may be three or four folks out of the six million on the island who would agree with you.  Hopefully you can track them down on your next trip here and the five of you can get together for a protest.

Ruth ... thank you for the comment.  I agree wholeheartedly with what you've said.

Comment by Kelly O'Rourke on March 19, 2014 at 3:06pm

Haha, good point, DJ!


Gaeilgeoir
Comment by Jane Sherry Gardner on March 20, 2014 at 6:46pm

How can anyone find this demeaning?  Those who did must answer "no" to the question "Can you take a slagging?"  One of the best things about the Irish character is that we can take a ribbing with a smile and give back better than we got.

Comment by DJ Kelly on March 21, 2014 at 1:48am

That's the spirit, Jane.

Comment by kimberly on August 11, 2014 at 1:55pm

Without being born in the country I'm as Irish as it gets...:)

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