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Ireland the Island is formed by the 26 Counties of the Republic of Ireland and the War-Torn 6 Occupied Counties of the U.K., Northern Ireland, Ulster, Etc. Contrary to American and British belief we don't eat potatos to the extent we used to in the 1800s, We don't all drink Guinness (I do though, just sayin'), and We aren't all farmers with exaggerated Cork Accents. Although theres still violence in the North is has diminished but If you know any this about Irish History and her Rebellions we have a good 10-20 years at the most before we see another war with Britain. Most guys in Ireland love our Football, Rugby, and Gaelic Football, We are extremely proud of our National Rugby team, not so much our National Football Team, The Scottish Celtic Football Club is a really liked team down south, I'm a bit of a fan my self. Fun Fact there are more Irish in America and Australia than in Ireland itself you can thank the Brits for that. Some more misconceptions WE HAVE OUR OWN LANGUAGE, yes any it sound crazy that some people (Americans) Don't know it. LEPRECHAUNS ARE NOT REAL , NO Americans, NO! They arn't real ok.
Real Conservation with American at Petrol Station While on Holiday in Florida

Me: And how much would that be, Like?
American:$5....
American:...Hey Dude whats your accent?
Me: Dubliner-Irish
American: WOOOO!!!
Me: *Ears Recovering from loud reaction*....
American: My Great Great Aunt on my moms side is Irish shes from Glasgow!
Me:Glasgow's in Scotland.....
American:Scotland, Ireland Same thing!....
Me:*Thinking: no, no its not.*
American:...hey can you say something Irish?!?!?
Me:What?
Amercian: Irish Say Something Irish
Me:Téigh trasna ort féin
American:Thats not Irish thats Gibberish!
Me:Yea it is Irish you said Irish....
American:No thats Gibberish
Me:Fuck off keep the fuckin' change
Me: *Walks out of Store*
by S.Devlin February 20, 2013
 
1.
1. Where Irish people live.
2. Where Leprechaunsare NOT from.
3. Where not everyone is a drunken bogger.
4. Where irish is spoken in some areas (Dia duit = hello).
5. Where it always rains
6. Where there's a big stick-like-statue in the middle of Dubin.
7. Where everyone rocks!
1. Ireland is a island in Europe.

2. Tá Éire fíorálainn (Ireland is beautiful)
by Cailín beag (small girl) June 14, 2003
 
2.
A country with a rich culture and heritage, plus lots of drinking. Stereotyped by the world as being farmers and leprechauns (That accent that Richard Gere uses in the Jackal actually does not exist)

Oppressed for centuries and today divided, we are now ruled by corrupt politicians who are more interested in the contents of their next brown envelope than the welfare of the country.
Yes, despite all that, I'm proud to be Irish.
by Snake January 15, 2005
 
3.
The best place on the planet. Everyone rocks there and it's so green and lovely. We have our own language which is one of the longest surviving in the world but the vast majority of us speak English because those bastards invaded our island and took all our land and opressed us with huge taxes that just went straight into the King of England's pocket, but then in the early 20th century we fought back and won most of the country back (we didn't get 6 counties in the north). Now we have a really bad government but who cares IREALND ROCKS!
P.s. Noone in Ireland sounds the way you americans think we do. And not everyone in Ireland is called SEAMUS!
Dia duit.....Póg mo thóin!

translation: Hello.....Kiss my ass!
by non-conformist May 08, 2005
 
4.
Land of awful weather. You can freeze there in summer time.
Land of drinkers and black sheep.

BUT

It's the greenest land i've ever seen. The most beautiful, the most 'mystic'.
The land of shamrocks, POTATOES(!!!!!) poets & writers.
Ireland rocks and will rock forever.
The sky moves with you.
green, clouds, guinness
by Anna January 09, 2005
 
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A small location on the western edge of Europe, it has a long and colourful history.

After 600 years of oppression, and several previous attempts (which coined the phrase "The fighting Irish - As they never lay down and accepted occupiers) the Irish revolted in 1916 to go on a defeat the British empire and force them to withdraw from the nation.

Humiliated, the British made an agreement to leave the Island, except for 6 northern counties to save face from absolute defeat. Ireland has been the thorn in Britains side for centuries.

The withdrawl was due to several reasons.
1/ International condemnation and pressure for their treatment of the Irish.
2/ The brittish were unable to control the Irish as every man in the street was willing to lay down his life for his country and his freedom.
3/ The losing battle they were fighting on the streets of Dublin and towns around the country was humiliating for an "Empire".

Irelands population was once peaked at 12 million in the 1800's.... a century on, the Irish population is 3.5 million.

This is due to brittish rule forcing famine around the country in which millions of innocent people starved to death or died of the plague and hundreds of thousands of others were forced to emigrate, mostly to the USA, Australia and Argentina.

After the Brittish left, the Irish fell into civil war over the agreement to let them leave and keep the 6 counties. Some were for this, as the Brittish were fucking off, some were against it as they were willing to keep fighting them until they surrenderd and withdrew unconditionaly.

The only reason Northern Ireland is still under UK control is that during the civil war in the south, brittish plantations were put in the north, sending over hundreds of thousands of UK citizens to dilute the Irish population in these parts and heavy millitary guard, the northern Irish people went on to be treated like shit as the south tried to resolve its internal political problems.

In the 60's, another Irish uprising was born in the form of the IRAs bombing campaign. After terrorisng the brittish forces in Northern Ireland, again the Brittish allowed it to fall into chaos and lost complete control.

This resulted in Bloody Sunday, when Brittish soldiers marched into an Irish estate and gunned down several innocent, unarmed irish people, including women and children, seemingly shooting at random and at those aiding the injured.

Outraged, the Irish brought the bombin campaign to London where they caused chaos once more. The most notable and audacious boming was on the Brittish Government.

The IRA bombed a hotel the entire Brittish government were staying in, unfortunatly, failing to kill their leader, maggie thatcher.

For this, throughout the 80's and to a lesser extent, there is still racisim from brittish people towards the Irish for their assault on the UK. If they were educated enough, they would understand that this was a drop in the ocean compared to what they have done to the Irish over the last 600 years.

It's only a matter of time before Northern Ireland comes back into Irish control as the Brittish government no longer really holds an interest in it as there has peace between our nations for 20 years.

Some may hold contempt towards us, but we don't really give a shit, because we all hate them anyway, and we took our country back, so we really couldn't give a fuck what they do or think over there.
Freedom to Ireland.

Tiocfaidh Ar La - Irish for "Our Day Will Come" the moto of the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
by ShamrockPaddy July 22, 2006
 
6.
The home to the best people in the world. They love everyone and love to party. They know how to have a good time.
Guy 1: Dude, do you remember going to Ireland!

Guy 2: Yeah, that was the best.
by The I.R.A. November 25, 2010
 
7.
Ah.. Ireland what a great country, yeah it rains a lot, so what ! the people they rock !!! and the landscape rocks aswell
and its green. Also there is guinness the best beer in the world. Im not Irish but i go there on holidays, im from Italy but my mothers fathers grandma is from Ireland. Italy is also a very cool place.
1. Ireland and Italy both rock !!!

by Stefano .A. September 02, 2006