What is magnificent about the Republic of Ireland?

  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.


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


4. Alcohol.


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.


6. sport

4th in rugger.

good at football

our own sports. hurling and Gaelic football.


7. contribution to UN

peacekeeping. service of humanity.


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


9 attitude. garrulity. relaxed.

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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