- 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.
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.
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.