A major tourist destination, Ireland has long fascinated. A divided country with a tumultuous history (and that’s nothing to say), Ireland conceals many treasures. The kind that sometimes makes us terribly envious of the Irish…. And not just for beer, although of course it takes first place in this top.
In France, we like the blonde or the amber, but we are still fascinated by the brunette. By the good old Guinness, whose foam allows you to make funny little drawings. More than a beer, a symbol! If you want to visit the original brewery, Dublin is the place to be. And luckily, we have for you the rules to know when you go to a pub in Ireland.
It is enough to see the number of Irish pubs in France to be convinced that we are still making a little fix on it.
Because it’s kind of one of the biggest bands in the world. U2 and its cases of hits that don’t age, U2 and its XXL shows, U2 and its Bono, U2 and its The Edge… We don’t have that in France. U2? The best group with a U in its name. Isn’t it UB40?
4. St. Patrick’s Day
A party so cool that the whole world celebrates it and too bad if it only has meaning in Ireland. Why ? Because we celebrate (March 17) Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Think about that when you gaze down the bottom of your umpteenth pint of Guinness next time. Now all you have to do is stock up on accessories for Saint Patrick’s Day fans.
The Irish accent is one of the classiest in the world. The vocabulary isn’t bad either. So much funnier than the English we are taught in school.
6. Because it’s a bit Westeros
The Game Of Thrones series makes extensive use of the extraordinary Irish landscapes. When we walk in the forest park of Tollymore, especially if it snows, we expect at any moment to see a white walker appear while the Castle of Ward was used as decorations for Winterfell, stronghold of the house Stark. Not to mention Mulough Bay, better known as Serfs Bay in the HBO show.
7. Liam Neeson
The most badass of the sixty-year-old actors comes from Ireland. And he’s not the only highly commendable actor to have been born in these lands of legends. Colin Farrell too or Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan. Irish people who set out to conquer the world.
8. The Dropkick Murphys
More than just a punk band, Dropkick Murphys are one of the most festive combos in the world. The genre that gets the audience on stage at the end of the concerts and navigates on sight between very violent pure punk and more traditional tunes brought up to date with a lot of fat riffs and other frankly jubilant rock and roll flights.
In Ireland, Mother Nature is in permanent representation. You can even see the aurora borealis. Wild, Ireland knows how to reveal itself to those who are not afraid to walk the small crossroads but is also generous towards all those who set foot on its soil in search of landscapes to fill their Instagram account. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s not even debatable.
10. The Cranberries
The voice of the late Dolores O’Riordan carried enough glorious evocations of Ireland for her group to quickly act as ambassadors for her country alongside U2. to fly straight to Dublin (or elsewhere) when you hear one of the pieces from the Cranberries’ repertoire.
Another Guinness for the road?