There’s no doubt about it, Ireland contains a vast amount of varying English sayings, phrases and pronunciations. A North-side Dubliner would have better luck being understood in a different country than he would in Cork and don’t get us started on those counties up north. Despite our written English being closer to the Queen’s than that of our U.S. friends, I think the Royal family would have a tough time understanding a fine flat Midlands accent.
Between the influence of our U.K. neighbors on accents in the eastern parts of the country and the important features brought in from our own lovely Irish language, we’ve certainly created a mixed bag of voices and Facts. created this perfect little guide to help you differentiate between your North and South Dublin and your Cork and Kerry linguistic rivalries.
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