So, you’ve watched the show, but how much in common do you have with the Derry Girls?
The eagerly anticipated third season of the hit Channel 4 show Derry Girls is almost here.
Filming for the show’s third season had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, fans should hopefully not have to wait much longer.
The girls Erin, Orla, Michelle, Claire, and honorary Derry Girl, James, have provided us with countless laughs over the last two seasons.
From the ridiculous situations they find themselves in to their own interactions with each other (Michelle and James’ constant love/hate relationship springs to mind).
As we are big fans of the show here, we have put together a list of traits that we feel symbolises those of a Derry Girl. So, if you have 8/10 of these traits, you could be a Derry Girl.
10. You’re from Derry, and you’re a girl – technically, you are a Derry Girl, then
Yes, if you are from lovely Derry and are a girl, we can’t argue that you are indeed a Derry Girl.
However, if you don’t possess either of these traits, there are still other ways to be a Derry Girl.
9. You’re Catholic – a staple trait of a Derry Girl
You’ve endured years of mass, but it was all worth it when payday came around after your first Holy Communion.
The show is centred around the tensions between Catholics and Protestants in the North of Ireland, so this is an important characteristic to have.
We may reconsider if you’re protestant, but you like ABBA and don’t put your toaster in the cupboard.
8. You describe everything as “wee” – do you have a wee bit of a problem
In Derry, the word “wee” is normally used to describe something small.
However, everyone in the show uses it to describe virtually everything, no matter its size. Does this sound a wee bit like you?
7. You love a denim jacket – practically plan your outfits around it
Firstly, do you own a denim jacket, and secondly, do you wear it 90% of the time?
If you answered yes to both, you could be a Derry Girl.
Erin and the gang are rarely seen without their iconic denim jackets on them throughout the show.
6. You’re always getting in trouble with nuns – they even allegedly killed one
Do the nuns have it out for you? The Derry Girls are never too far from trouble, and one woman who can smell trouble from a mile away is Sister Michael.
The girls can regularly be found in her offices, most notably when they were accused of killing a 98-year-old nun who may or may not have just died from old age (wild assumption in Sister Michael’s eyes).
5. You love 90s music – Fatboy Slim on repeat
Are you a big fan of Salt N’ Pepa and the likes? If so, you could be a Derry Girl.
The soundtrack to the show is chart-toppers from the 90s like ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries and Whigfield’s ‘Saturday Night’. How many traits do you have at this stage?
4. You go to extreme lengths to get a job – ever stole a jobs board?
If you’re like the Derry Girls and have desperately needed a job at some point, you will do anything to get one, even if it doesn’t make sense or isn’t legal.
Who can forget when the girls needed jobs, so they robbed a jobs board from the local chipper? Could you see yourself pulling a stunt like this?
3. You’ve seen Our Lady – we’re going to need some proof
The quickest way to get famous in Ireland? A sighting of Our Lady or getting on The Late Late Toy Show, probably.
Have you ever been chilling in mass minding your own business and caught a glance of the statue of Mary, and she’s winked at you? If you have, stop reading this article and go sell your story!
2. Your family is a bit mad – where do we begin?
The Derry Girls are all a bit mad, but the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Cousins Erin and Orla’s family are anything but normal.
Erin’s mother pretended their dog was dead, their grandad wants to knock out his own son-in-law, and Aunt Sarah, well, she’s a bit alternative, you could say. Does this sound like your family?
1. You end up in the most bizarre situations – weed scones, anyone?
The Derry Girls have found themselves in some absurd situations.
Examples include burning down the local chipper, accidentally serving scones filled with weed at a wake, and lying about a statue of Our Lady winking at you to get off a test.
We can’t say they don’t keep things interesting. Have you ended up in similar situations? If so, then you could be a Derry Girl!