We love the Irish. They’re fun, funny and their accent is the best in the world.
We love the Irish so much that we’re writing a love blog to them. An ode to the Irish if you will. Here are our favourite 9 things that we think the Irish do better than anyone else.
We’ve got one word for you: Guinness. The stout to trump all stouts, Guinness was created in Dublin in the 1700’s and is one of the most popular beers in the world. Other notable Irish beers include Murphy’s, Harp lager and our favourite, Kilkenny. Kilkenny is available now on tap at The Northlands Tavern, keeping everyone including the Irish patrons happy!
The origins of whisky can be traced back to Ireland in the 17th century and it’s been a hell of a wild ride since then. Jameson, Tullamore and countless others will warm up your insides on the coldest of Irish (or Australian) nights so that we can all keep dancing the night away. Get your whisky jacket on!
Our Irish bartender, Nelly is case and point. Beautiful, intelligent, funny and she can pour a great pint. What’s not to love?!
The novelty NEVER wears off. These guys have the most entertaining accent that is music to our ears. Literally, ask for an Irish person to relay anything back to you and you’ll be entertained.
Football, rugby union, hurling, horse racing. The Irish love it all and will be front row and centre cheering on whatever game is put in front of them. It’s also a great excuse to get out of the house and drink with mates!
Part of what we absolutely love about the Irish is their happy-go-lucky attitudes and their sense of comradery. It’s what we think draws us Aussies to them. We bond over a good sense of humour and down-to-earth attitude. Even if the boys are having a tousle over ref’s call, it will most likely end in a drunken hug and another round of beers.
Have you ever tried black pudding? No, it’s not a dessert, it’s a blood sausage. And white pudding? It’s made from pig’s fat and oatmeal. Don’t knock it till you try it, it’s bloody delicious. Usually present on the full Irish breakfast, we love having the boys come into The Northlands Tavern for a UFC breakfast and to watch the fight.
This will come as no surprise, as we’ve all got that one Irish friend that can drink absolutely anyone under the table. These guys can go all day and all night, and we love them dearly for it.
“What’s the craic?”, “On the lash” and “like a blind cobbler’s thumb” are just some of the awesomeness that is Irish slang. Providing endless entertainment to the unfamiliar ear, the Irish accent takes the average person 2-3 weeks to fully adjust to. Until then, you’re most likely looking at catching about 30% of everything that’s said to you.
Being a local pub, we at The Northlands Tavern love our locals. But we also love our International guests! We love seeing new faces every night and enjoy hearing about how they came to be drinking a pint of Kilkenny at our tavern.