The rest of the world might have a bit of a skewed vision of what it means to be Irish (Guinness, leprechauns, etc) but in truth, Irishness is all about those subtle things we do so well.
Here are just a few of them…
1. Taking the piss
Only in Ireland can unmerciful slagging be a sure sign of respect.
2. Being juuuuust late enough – and never early
"Doors at 6.30pm? Grand, we'll head over for 8 so." Of course, this kind of relaxed time keeping only works if the event you're attending is actually in Ireland. Otherwise, things might not end so well…
3. Tea drinking
Tired? Have some tea. Stressed? Have some tea. Broken leg? Have some tea.
4. Creating some of the weirdest and most wonderful slang on earth.
Niall has it down to a T.
How else can you appreciate the good things in life if you don't spend time moaning about the bad things?
6. Having the craic
What is craic? If you need to ask, you're clearly not Irish.
7. Finding one another anywhere in the world
Even if you aren't a fan of hilariously tacky Irish bars, you're bound to come across a neighbour/neighbour's brother/neighbour's brother's girlfriend no matter where you are.
8. Appreciating our little island
If you can't dress all in green and make a fool of yourself on March 17th, when can you?