There are plenty of things Irish people love to do on holidays, and here are just a few typical pastimes.
Irish people are indeed in a league of their own when it comes to many things, like drinking, talking, and being proud of their country. Still, there are many things that Irish people typically do when they’re away on holiday.
Without fail, Irish people tend to tick these ten things off their list whenever they find themselves in a country that is not Ireland, so let’s see how many you are guilty of when you’re away.
Here are ten things Irish people love to do abroad.
- There are plenty of things Irish people love to do on holidays, and here are just a few typical pastimes.
- 10. Compare everything to Ireland – from the weather to the prices
- 9. Complain about the heat – no such thing as comfortable heat
- 8. Sunbathe – it’s a must
- 7. Buy souvenirs – the proof is in the pudding
- 6. Wear their GAA county jersey – can’t leave home without them
- 5. Enjoy pints in the sun – it hits differently
- 4. Save the sunloungers with a towel – a holiday ritual
- 3. Let everyone at home know how the weather is – rubbing it in
- 2. Make random new friends – a friendly nation
- 1. Find a local Irish pub – the best place to hang out
10. Compare everything to Ireland – from the weather to the prices
Yes, Irish people just love to compare everything to Ireland whenever they are away. Whether it’s the cost of a pint, the weather, or the nightlife, you will always hear an Irish person comparing something to Ireland or perhaps the town they are from.
9. Complain about the heat – no such thing as comfortable heat
Of course, Ireland isn’t well known for its glorious year-round sunshine, so plenty of Irish people look forward to a summer escape or even a winter getaway whenever they can.
Yet once they arrive, an Irish person will not stop complaining about the heat, especially when they’re not used to it; it’s just the Irish way.
8. Sunbathe – it’s a must
If there is one thing Irish people love to do abroad, it is to set up camp on the beach and scald themselves alive – whether they tan or not. You will always find an Irish person slathered in thick white suncream, adamant they will not return home without ‘some colour’ on them.
7. Buy souvenirs – the proof is in the pudding
You will always notice Irish people wandering in and out of souvenir shops when they are away, where they may pick up a t-shirt or hat that says ‘I LOVE MAJORCA’, or wherever they happen to be.
This may be because Irish people love to brag and want everyone to know they have been away having a great time in the sun.
6. Wear their GAA county jersey – can’t leave home without them
What if we told you you don’t need to go to an Irish pub or beach to find an Irish person abroad? One of the top things Irish people love to do abroad is to sport their county jersey. You can also spot many wearing Ireland jerseys or even GAA shorts if you keep your eyes peeled.
5. Enjoy pints in the sun – it hits differently
Forget culture, adventure, or trying new local cuisine; when Irish people go abroad, they only have one thing on their mind – pints in the sun.
Any Irish person will tell you it hits differently when the sun is beaming down, even if the pint itself doesn’t quite live up to the fantastic Irish pints at home.
4. Save the sunloungers with a towel – a holiday ritual
Plenty of other European nations are guilty of this when they are abroad, but the Irish are masters of it. One of the top things Irish people love to do abroad is wake up early to get the best sun loungers, whether at the hotel pool or the beach. Nothing will hold them back!
3. Let everyone at home know how the weather is – rubbing it in
Yes, we all know someone or have been that someone who just HAS to let everyone know how the weather is where they are.
This is essentially a typical form of bragging that we are all masters at, and we know that we can easily evoke jealousy among friends and family by bragging about the glorious sunshine.
2. Make random new friends – a friendly nation
Whether in the queue to board the flight, at the hotel pool, or on a night out in the local Irish pub, Irish people love to mingle with other holidaymakers.
This is one of the main things they get excited about, and they love to keep in touch with new friends when they’ve returned home!
1. Find a local Irish pub – the best place to hang out
Irish people love to discover local bars and restaurants when they are abroad, but sure enough, they will ALWAYS find an Irish pub in the region.
As we all know, this is where the craic happens, the entertainment is at its best, and every other nationality can be found, so why go anywhere else?
Now that you have seen the ten things Irish people love to do abroad, what can you openly admit to? We are all guilty of a few!