Help me have an awesome trip to Ireland
July 1, 2010 6:13 PM Subscribe
IrelandFilter: My girlfriend and I are going on a trip to Ireland tomorrow. We will be arriving in Dublin and making our way with a tour group along the southern coast to the West coast of Ireland. What do I need to know about local customs, culture, etc. to not piss off the locals, not appear like a typical American, etc.?
posted by Elminster24 to Travel & Transportation around Ireland (34 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I did an internship in London for a couple weeks when I was in college but that's about the closest I've been to Ireland. I know the English and Irish don't get along so great but I don't know a ton about why, and I certainly don't want to offend any Irish folks by doing something stupid that I would normally think was acceptable in England.
Are there any cultural things I should be aware of? Colors I should/shouldn't wear? Things I shouldn't say? Things I shouldn't ask for? Ireland-specific safety things I should know?
I'm less concerned with what to do there because I have that part pretty well covered, its more the stuff I SHOULDN'T do there that I want to know so as to remain safe, and not stick out as a total American jackass as I try to blend in as much as possible when traveling.
However, if anybody has any things that I absolutely NEED to do there feel free to include that as well.