Ireland is at the western-most edge of Europe, and a rather wonderful edge it is. Its people, along with the Americans and Asians have salvaged the English language as an artistic force. Unfortunately Ireland harbours a peculier condition whereby everything North American, regardless of its stupidity, is considered exceptionally 'grand'.

Coupled with this Ireland has a tendency for its less educated, yet more vocal 10% of the population to bleat nonsense about 'Black and Tans' and generally deride the English, this is regardless of the fact that during WW2, the joint would have become Hitler's private golfing resort without them.

It is a site of:

Unmatched art and culture

Willful ignorance, hypocricy and begrudgery

A technically perfect quasi-socialist Government

High rural suicide rates

Inflatable tri-colour hammers

Heaney

Yeats

Shaw

Friel

Bogs

Casual racism

Cultural openness

Challenging, maddening, gorgeous women

Rampant alcoholism

Men with square heads

Ginger children

People called Seamus

Passports with harps on them

Crap roads

Introspection

Bosco the puppet

Stereotypically superior potatos
Ireland generally is confused, self-contradictory, flawed and possibly the most honestly human place on Earth because of it. Thank fuck for that...
by Clem November 21, 2005
Got Rich thanks to EU money, But now they gotta pay up cause they are not the poorest country now that others have joined. They had a good run but looks likes it's time to pay the piper for this money grabbing Isle.
Ireland, You had to be born there to be Irish. I am talking to you "Irish" americans
by Harry bosch May 29, 2006
A country with a national average IQ of ninety.
Reading the additions to "irish" and "ireland" on www.urbandictionary.com shows that the Irish clearly have an inferiority complex after centuries of systematic abuse and humiliation.
by Ken Popov December 12, 2007
They got a cool accent...I'll give them that. And there a bunch of drunks. What more can you ask for in a nation?
"God created whiskey to keep Ireland from ruling the World"
by AnTaRcTiC CoW September 22, 2005
Land full of people who for some reason or another seem to hate yanks. yet for all this hate, they seem to do nothing but talk about yanks. Hmmmm?

Also, have become rich and lethargic, overun by immigrants, and bitch about their government. hmmm, sound familiar?

Once full of intelligent people who have either 1) left and became Yanks or Aussie's, 2) died trying to create a free Ireland (and are rolling over at what a bunch of pussies it has produced) or, 3)drank themselves to death (yeah I've heard the stereotype isn't true, ha ha ha ha).

chock full of wankas

Yank: "hello, yes my father grew up in that house over there and I am here to see why he left Ireland."

Irish: "you stupid Yank, your not Irish, your a fat war mongering Yank, trying to take over the world. get outta my country."

yank: "O.K....I got my answer, my father was right to leave Ireland and come to NY, what a bunch of pricks"

Irish: "Oh, your from NY, go to (insert Pub name) and tell my brother Joe I said hi, you stupid wanka yanka."

Yank: "oh he left too, huh?"
by terrapin07 August 02, 2006
Ya know, the "americans are idiots" tirade is rather tiresome. Yep-lots of people don't know their geography or history very well, mud slinging doesn't help.

I could just as well call the Irish a bunch of in-bred drunkards - you HAVE lived on an island for many generations, inbreeding HAD to occur at some time.

And honestly, to us "stupid Americans" Ireland may as well be England from our perspective. Both countries are no bigger than some of our states!

Ignorant Europeans need to shut up just as much as ignorant Americans do when they talk about someplace they've never been. Most Europeans can't comprehend the scale of a SINGLE UNIFIED country the U.S. is. Where you must drive THREE THOUSAND MILES to cross the country coast-to-coast, and NEVER HAVE TO SHOW A PASSPORT. Plus the environmental variation is stunning, from the dreary, wet, but lush New England States, to the rolling plains of the midwest, the Mississippi river delta, the deserts of the SouthWest, the stunning Rocky Mountains, the dark-forested Cascades of the Northwest, and the absolutely perfect weather of Southern California, where you can water ski and snow ski in the SAME DAY.

Americans have a REASON for being ignorant of the world: For 300 years they've been physically isolated from the rest of the world by two vast oceans. The land provided all the resources they needed for the first 200 years, and the thought of risking one's life to cross an ocean to risk one's life visiting unstable countries just didn't make sense, especially since it was also quite expensive.

What excuse do Euopeans have for their ignorance? They've been physically close to all the strife of the last 200 years. What excuse do Europeans have for blaming individual Americans for the faults of the government? I can speak to this-every trip I've made to Europe I've been accosted/challenged AGGRESSIVELY about how "you Americans" screw things up. Last I checked, I had no influence on the foibles of our corrupt government, no more than Euopeans can control their corrupt, SOCIALIST governments.

But *I* don't blame the people I meet-I recognize they are everyday Joes who just want to live their lives, like the rest of us.

So get off your soapbox-us "stupid Americans" are tired of your whining. Once you can keep the bully in your own sandbox and stop having them come after us, then we'll stop messing in "your" affairs.

WW 1, WW 2, both dragged the US into it, because you smart Europeans couldn't manage to get along.

Personally I can't wait to visit Ireland and also Scotland-I'm a golfer and will love seeing it's home. I've heard it's all stunningly beautiful, but I hope the next Scot I meet is a bit more rational-the last one was an argumentative drunk. If I were to stereotype like others here- I would beleive he represented the typical Scot-a drunk arrogant bastard.

See-that's what happens when you write divisive, stereotypical things-the blade can cut both ways.
Ireland: The Irish can't stop their bloody in-fighting, preferring to blame their problems on England.

by bobbsy1234 October 02, 2006
ireland is very unique yet mixed TOO MANY times with the british, mostly by americans, because europeans know americans are stupid. ireland has a beatiful languange, yes, they have their own language, its called gaylic, ireland is very green, its weather changes every five minutes, no picnics there! yes, many sheep, very beautiful, and it was probably the best part of the old united kingdom.
leppy: hi ima lepricorn!
1: no ur not u dont exsist.
by MCsoy March 31, 2005

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