132 of the best posts from this online group that perfectly sum up Ireland and the Irish sense of humor (new photos)
Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand congratulations! You’d be hard-pressed to find a person on planet Earth who hasn’t at least heard of Ireland. But how much do any of us know about the Emerald Isle?
Many people rely on stereotypes and rumours. Luckily, r/ireland subreddit exists to give everyone a deeper look at what life is really like. From posts on news, politics, culture, history and society to great Irish humor and meme snippets, the group members touch on a little bit of everything.
Scroll down for the best and funniest posts from the online group, rate the ones you liked the most, and consider joining the subreddit for more great social insights and jokes. Meanwhile Boring Panda contacted the friendly team of moderators r/irelandas well as travel writer Keith O’Hara, who runs “Irish Journey”. Find both of our interviews below.
Once you’ve enjoyed the list, consider checking out Bored Panda’s previous feature on r/ireland, here.
One of the moderators responsible for running the program r/ireland subreddit was kind enough to talk about the roots of the online community, its members, and how to tell if a post is Irish enough (and therefore suitable for a sub) or not. The mod team are all Irish or from Northern Ireland, but not required to join.
“The subreddit has been around for a long time, 14 years. In those days there was a huge proliferation of subreddits for different locations, or/Ireland being one. It’s meant to be a haven for Irish editors to talk to other Irish editors about things that Irish people are interested in,” a team spokesperson explained to Bored Panda.
“The rest of Reddit is dominated by Americans talking about American things in an American way.” Our culture is a bit more relaxed and it’s nice to have your own space,” they noted.
According to the moderator, each country-specific subreddit will be “a reflection of that country”. R/Irish Submarine Transport is no exception.
“We’re a fun bunch and we love to joke around (especially when it comes to the 90s sitcom Father Ted, which is where our icon comes from), but we also love to argue. Ireland has changed a lot in the last 30 years and mods see some pretty heated conflicts between our users that would be typical of that.
They provided Bored Panda with examples of some of the arguments. “A few years ago r/ireland users were active in the abortion and gay marriage referendum campaigns. Our users tend to be skewed liberal, and the second part showed that, but when those users “fall out” with some of our right-leaning users, it can get pretty messy.
They continued: “Last year we covered some pretty controversial topics such as transgender people in sport, crime and discrimination against the Traveler community (an ethnic group that is common in Ireland and the UK), the housing crisis and the current political situation. A hot topic is how the country should receive asylum seekers.
In the meantime, we were curious how redditors can say their posts are Irish enough on r/ireland that they won’t be removed.
“A post is Irish enough if a) it’s about Ireland, b) it’s about an Irish person, c) it’s going to have a big impact on Ireland, or d) it’s a joke that we know our users like.”
The moderator also shared where the line is between a normal and a “non-standard” post. “A post is bad if it looks like it took very little effort to make and isn’t clever, or if the joke is overused.” Many of the low quality posts are from users who try but don’t use the subreddit often enough to know what has been said 20 times in the last week…which is probably a good sign for them!
The only requirements to join the r/ireland team are to be active when it comes to modding the community, as well as being familiar with the subreddit’s culture. This way they will understand the jokes and not overreact to a normal joke.
“The team changes quite a lot because it’s hard work and I know we’ve had mods in the past who weren’t Irish but we’ve lived in Ireland at some point in our lives.
Bored Panda also reached out to writer Keith, who runs “Irish Journey”, to find out his opinion about life and travel in the country. He was happy to answer our questions.
We were interested to hear how the cost of living crisis has affected Ireland and whether it has had a significant impact on travel.
“Changes in the cost of living affect different people/families/businesses very differently. A lot of people are living hand to mouth and businesses are closing because of skyrocketing energy bills,” Keith said, adding that the situation is very different.
“Speaking from our own experience, we are much more careful about how we use electricity at home. First of all, we’ve become much more conscious about how and when we turn on the heating,” he said.
Fortunately, the current economic doldrums and gloom haven’t changed Keith’s travels. “There’s a lot of talk about how expensive Ireland is, and it really can be. But there are still plenty of places that offer great value (although they can be hard to find!),” the travel writer told Bored Panda.
“You just have to be prepared to 1) go mid-week, 2) plan a trip during a quiet time of year, or 3) go a little off the beaten path.”
In the meantime, we wanted to know more about Keith’s passion for traveling around Ireland. We also asked him for the advice he’d give to someone who’s looking for adventure but might be a little scared to take the first step.
“Long before creation Ireland trip, I spent a lot of time solo traveling around Ireland. Back then, going to the quieter corners of Ireland, like the Beara Peninsula, helped clear my head,” he revealed to Bored Panda.
“We’re about 5 years in the making and one thing that keeps me fascinated with exploring even after hundreds of island trips is that you always, without a doubt, discover some ‘new’ landscape that you didn’t even know existed before.
According to adventurer Keith, much of the fear that comes with traveling somewhere is “often the unknown”.
“The best advice I can give to the cautious when planning a trip to Ireland is to spend plenty of time planning your itinerary. He added: “We are currently publishing the largest library Ireland road trip itineraries so they can always start there!
The r/ireland subreddit has been around for almost 15 years! It was originally created in 2008. March. During that time, community moderators have helped build a thriving online community.
At the time of writing, the subgroup had 625,000 members. Since Bored Panda last published community posts, the number of online users has increased by over 100,000.
For a healthy and happy online community, all members need to know the rules before posting and commenting.
For example, the main priority of the moderator team is to create a quality online group. No abuse or hate speech, no spam or self-promotion. Meanwhile, all entries must relate to Ireland: they cannot be ‘non-standard or generic’.
Repetitive and low-effort content may be removed for the sake of the overall quality of the subreddit. This is a good thing. Almost everyone wants their feeds to have high-quality infotainment, not endless scrolling filler posts.
What we love about r/ireland is the grounded community approach to news. The team behind the entire show notes that the sub is “not a resource for driving page views and ad clicks through hysteria and fanciful reporting.” Therefore, all links to tabloid or non-news sources will be removed. Again, members are encouraged to make an effort to post something.
Meanwhile, if you have any specific questions or advice about tourism, immigration and studying in Ireland, r/ireland may not actually be the best place to go. You might want to jump in r/irishtourism for tourism tips, r/MoveToIreland get immigration advice and r/StudyInIreland if you plan to study there.
Reddit is a huge support network for people who live in Ireland or hope to in the near future – you just need to know where to look.
The cost of living crisis has affected Ireland like many other developed countries. The inflation rate in 2022 in November, it reached 8.9 percent, slightly decreased from 9.2 percent. in October The prices of housing and utility services increased the most last year: they reached 27.8% in October, and decreased to 27.1% in November. Meanwhile, annual food and beverage expenditure inflation reached 11.2% in November and 10.6% in October.
However, the cost of housing is perhaps the most damaging to people’s wallets. According to RTEAccording to the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland, the average rent in the country has increased by 82% over the past 12 years. This compares to an average of 18% in the rest of the European Union.
Ireland has just finished at the moment 5 million people and the population grew slowly but steadily over several decades. In 2005, 4.1 million people lived in the country. In 1990, there were 3.5 million. and in 1975 3.1 million people lived on the island of Emerland.
15,000 years ago Ireland was completely covered by glaciers. As the ice sheets moved, they completely ripped away the soil in some places, leaving only limestone land. Meanwhile, the peat bogs in the middle of the island and on the west coast are the remains of ancient lakes left by glaciers.
According to archaeologists, the first people to settle in Ireland arrived on the island around 6000 BC. 2,500 years after that, they used stone tools to clear land for farming. Until 700 Ave. Cr. Ferries began to be built on the Emerald Isle.
By the 9th century, Vikings began raiding Ireland. Their settlements later become the main cities of the island. This includes the capital, Dublin! Until 1170 After conquering England, the Norman Vikings also invaded Ireland – the island became English territory. This continued until 1922, when violent uprisings formed the Irish Free State. in 1948 Ireland became independent and the six counties that make up Northern Ireland remained part of Great Britain. The r/ireland subreddit was founded when the country was hit by the global financial crisis. And now we are on the brink of another recession.
Editor’s note: Irish accent translated: You can carry water through (the truth) with you (with yiz – witches)