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Your parents were determined not to raise a child who'd let the fire go out. Photo by: Google Images

Ten things that were forbidden growing up in an Irish household

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Your parents were determined not to raise a child who'd let the fire go out. Photo by: Google Images

The Irish mammy is the queen of multitasking and juggles 20 things with one hand and does the ironing with the other while shouting at her children to open the curtains and keep the heat in but when she finally settles in to watch her beloved soap, it’s more than you’re life’s worth to change that channel.

10. Never question what your father is doing out in the garden.

No matter what bizarre fashion of digging, hammering and noise making that your father is putting all of his strength and concentration into, don’t ask why. There will never be a satisfactory answer to this question so it’s better not to ask. Robbie Dunne’s mother would regularly answer his question with ‘“Leave him off, sure he’s happy”’.

Source: Robbie Dunne article on ‘10 things you don’t do in an Irish house’

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