What is magnificent about the Republic of Ireland?

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  1. We are a free country.

2. The countryside is gorgeous. Cliffs of Moher are dramatic. Often understated beauty of damp drumlins.

Landscape  like a rumpled quilt. hillocks and gulleys. Patchwork of variegated shades of green.

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3. Good food. Honest fare. Unpretentious. Sausages, rashers, black pudding, whit pudding, colcannon. potatoes, potato bread. tripe and drisheen. half a smile.

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4. Alcohol.

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5. Cultural super power..

Writers.  Joyce, Becket, Behan, Goldsmith.

Musicians.  Popular music and folk music. Not so good on classical.

Not so good on visual arts.

Nobel prizes.

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6. sport

4th in rugger.

good at football

our own sports. hurling and Gaelic football.

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7. contribution to UN

peacekeeping. service of humanity.

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8.. Diaspora. Around the globe so many world leaders are of Irish stock.

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9 attitude. garrulity. relaxed.

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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