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Ireland is full of amazing small towns and villages – here are the signs you grew up in the country (and proud!)

1. You Consider Roads Without Grass In The Middle To Be ‘Main Roads’

2. When Someone Beeps You Presume They Know You

3. Your Parents Secretly (Not That Secretly) Live In Fear Of You Bringing Home A Townie

4. You’re Related To Roughly 63% Of The Village

5.When You Don’t Know Someone At Mass Your Parents Get Extremely Insulted

6. Everyone Presumes You’re A Snob If You Dare To Live Elsewhere

7. People From Other Places Don’t Understand Your Accent A Lot Of The Time

8. Your Neighbours Were Either Actual Family Or May As Well Have Been

9. Going Back Home Is A Mammoth Task

10. You’ve Had The Same Friends Since Baby Infants

11. But They’re Still Not Quite Sure How To Get To Your House

12. You Moving To College Was A Terrifying Experience For Your Whole Family

13. You Have Zero Fear Of All Animals

14. You Had Many, Many Pets Growing Up (Including Lambs, Calves And Butterflies).

15. Your Parents Have Driven Up To Visit You Twice In Four Years, But You’re Expected To Hop Home To Them On A Weekly Basis

16. The Word ‘Bog’ Induces The Fear Of God Like Nothing Else

17. When Your City Friends See Pictures Of Where You Live They Basically Lose Their Lives (Because It's So Pretty!)

18. You Grew Up With People Constantly Coming And Going And Find An Empty House To Be A Little Bit Sad

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Miranda Lambert broke down on stage during her concert in Texas recently.

The country singer became emotional after sharing a special moment with a fan who is suffering from cancer.

In the touching video below, Miranda can be seen taking a gift from seven-year-old Brooke Hester who is currently battling neuroblastoma.

The two share a moment together during which Miranda becomes overwhelmed with emotions and has to get the crowd to carry on singing for her.

Brooke told Today that holding hands with the star was truly special for her: “She must really like me.”

The video has now gone viral with over 800,000 views, and it’s not hard to see why, what a truly amazing moment.

Something tells us Miranda loves her fans very, very much!



So many of the stereotypes of Irish people tend to be exaggerated and untrue. Not these ones however, these are true! All true!

1. We have big families
Well, not every single person but families do tend to be a lot bigger than other parts of the world. Every time you walk down the street with your gran you meet at least five cousins you never knew existed.

Big family

2. We’re very welcoming and friendly people
Not that we’re bias or anything, but we’re pretty sure Irish people are the friendliest ever.

Welcome (2)

3. The Irish swear a lot!
We do, but we do it in a sweet, messing kind of way, you know? Like oh, you cheeky bastard (Translation: Oh you clever lad!)



4. We can’t get enough of those delicious potatoes
Sadly, it’s true. We all have a deep love affair with the potato on a sub-conscious level. Peel it, mash it, boil it, roast it, fry it, EAT it! Potato is the number one vegetable or side dish at every Irish family’s dinner table, even now.

In Love

5. We put off stuff all the time
We tend to have a habit of putting stuff on the back-burner. As goes the famous saying: “Ah, sure it’ll be grand.”


6. We all love the drink
It’s what we have become known for all over the world! We start drinking at a very young age, and by the time we’re 18 the novelty is gone.


7. Irish people have the gift of the gab
We do LOVE “the chats.” If an Irish person can say something in 10 words they’ll usually use 100. If you ask us a story, make sure you have the time to hear it!


8. The majority of Irish people think Bono is an eejit
The Irish are proud of many of their own artists and celebrities, like Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan and Glen Hansard, to name but a few. But Bono, the lead singer from U2 is an absolute dose.

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1. Travel insurance
Make sure you have adequate health and travel insurance before embarking on your trip – it could save you a lot of money and hassle.

2. Make copies of everything
We mean EVERYTHING – passports, credit cards, travel itinerary and anything else you can think of. Leave one copy with your family at home, and take one with you too.

3. Get all appropriate shots
Visit your GP a few months before your trip and find out what shots you need for where you may be going. These will stand to you and may save you from getting ill.

4. Give your family or a close friend your exact travel itinerary 
Leave copies of your itinerary with them so they know what area of a country you will be in at any given day. If you make any changes to your plans you should let them know as soon as you can.

5. Don’t bring valuables
This one should be obvious – leave the jewellery, laptops and iPads behind. They will only draw unwanted attention and may end up being more of a hinderance than a help.

6. Always be aware of your surroundings
Never allow yourself to get too distracted and always try to be aware of who and what is around you at any time.

7. Carry a first-aid kit. 
You need to have a good first aid kit when travelling, especially if you want to trek through jungles and climb mountains. Plaster, pain killers, antiseptic wipes and cream, bug repellent, oral rehydration tablets and anything else you can think of that may make your trip a bit easier.

8. Stay hydrated
This is so important. You need to make sure you are drinking lots and lots of water to ensure you stay alert and avoid dehydration or sunstroke. In many countries you should only drink bottled water and always check the seals. The local water may not be dirty but it could have microbes our immune system is not used to and could make you ill. Water purification tablets are also a very good idea.

9. Be aware of the culture
Always be aware of what the culture is regarding women and clothing before entering a country. To avoid unwanted attention it is important to dress appropriately. Have a small collection of shawls for entering churches and religious sites.

10. Be a traveller, not a party animal
It’s no lie that worse things happen at 3am than they do at 3pm so take it easy. Remember you can drink and stay up all night at home any time you want but you are here to experience a different country and culture so get a good night’s rest!