Whether you’re on the hunt for an Irish spouse or you just fancy a bit of craic here are the top places to meet that special someone in Ireland. From marriage bureaus to match making festivals we have come up with some of the best locations to find an incredible Irish man or woman.
1. GAA game
GAA is the national sport in Ireland. Similar in ways to Ozzie rules,(football) and ice hockey on grass (hurling) they are fast paced games which requires a great deal of skill and precision. It’s at the heart of every community in Ireland so it is the perfect setting for bumping into a desirable. Whether your target is a player on the field or a spectator in the stand, simply spark up a conversation about either of the playing teams and you aer guaranteed to whip them into a verbal frenzy.
If it’s your first time at a Gaelic football game then perhaps you could put forward a few questions to the man or woman involved such as “Do you play yourself?” Also wolf whistling is a real asset here, to really get yourself noticed. Whistle when your team scores. Or try shouting out random statements such as “Ref what are you thinking,” Or “put it (the ball) in the back of the net”. Pretending to have some kind of knowledge of the sport will only allure your possible prey.
There is nothing like a good old trad session. Typically traditional Irish music sessions are perfect for snapping up a 100% authentic Irish person. These musicians are not only ridiculously talented but they are usually able to double fist their instruments with a pint of Guinness. Music & alcohol; two of Ireland’s great loves combined. The passion and talent displayed at a trad session will blow your mind.
Not only could you potentially bag a winner but you will also be immersed in a truly exceptional cultural experience.
3. Irish Wedding
Perhaps you are lucky enough to have some distant relatives that like to invite all the American cousins to the grand Irish weddings. But fear not, all is not lost if you don’t possess an invitation to such a joyous occasion.
Wedding crashing can be an adventure in itself but factor in a possible man or woman hunt and you are in for a thrilling day! Don’t be too cheeky and avoid trying to bag a seat for the dinner. Simply show up at the after party which is when the real fun usually starts. If anyone asks just simply say you know the bride from when she did her J1, or your uncle Jimmy’s cousin from Boston. You haven’t seen the family since you were a child and are so happy to be a part of their special day. Once you’ve decided on your target swoop in with a few token anecdotes about your childhood visits to the Emerald Isle.