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#4 - include
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(01/21/2014) [-]
How the English see Ireland.
#18 to #4 - skeptical
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(01/22/2014) [-]
How the Americans saw them too until 9/11
#19 to #4 - catpisseverdeen
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(01/22/2014) [-]
That's how I like Ireland. Tiocfaidh ár lá.
#29 to #4 - mrevitcartta
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(01/22/2014) [-]
What's your take on the IRA?
#30 to #29 - include
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(01/22/2014) [-]
They're tough.
#5 to #4 - danzey
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(01/21/2014) [-]
Surely they don't still think that's what it's like.
#6 to #5 - include
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(01/21/2014) [-]
I hope not.
#8 to #6 - cptmongtard
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(01/21/2014) [-]
As an Irishman who now lives in England, I can assure you that it is. Especially where I live.
#11 to #8 - blasthardcheese
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(01/22/2014) [-]
How bad is it? Any where is it worst? Just asking as Im thinking of going to uni in England.
#142 to #11 - cptmongtard
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I get it quite a bit in Birmigham/Digbeth/Aston sort of area. Especially from the older folk, because the IRA bombed a pub around here back in the day. Not so much anywhere else though to be honest. London quite a bit when I visit but they're mostly fine. Northerners love it
#54 to #8 - chupavisor
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(01/22/2014) [-]
How can you assure that it is??
England =/= 'Murica
#122 to #5 - captainp
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Why not conflict ended like few years ag- oh my... 1998 was sixteen(16) years ago. Time flies by fast.
#46 to #4 - capinsquiggles ONLINE
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(01/22/2014) [-]
At first glance I thought it was a black dude with really awkward lips
#15 to #4 - Bobtheblob
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(01/22/2014) [-]
#135 to #15 - fuckingkeelin
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I'm from derry.. this is true.. lol
#140 to #135 - blobs
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(01/22/2014) [-]
ITS LONDONDERRY YOU SWINE
#141 to #140 - fuckingkeelin
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(01/22/2014) [-]
You can call it whatever you want but it's Derry to me..
#17 to #4 - yoursandwitch
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(01/22/2014) [-]
#40 - lolfire
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(01/22/2014) [-]
And if you just go a few miles north...
#81 to #40 - actionmastermegatr
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(01/22/2014) [-]
The IRA are sort of like Banksies who like killing people in a way.
#90 to #40 - firesky
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Si vis pacem para bellum
#138 to #40 - anon
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Can someone explain this to me?
#41 to #40 - lolfire
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#97 to #41 - macbookfan
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#60 to #41 - hjklasdf
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I laughed way to hard at this.
#73 to #41 - iamjustheretoroll
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(01/22/2014) [-]
**iamjustheretoroll rolled a random image posted in comment #469250 at Friendly ** lel.
#1 - doujinshi
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(01/21/2014) [-]
How the Irish people see Ireland..
#3 to #1 - feragon
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(01/21/2014) [-]
When they're sober
#58 to #3 - pwnigator
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(01/22/2014) [-]
>Implying, that they ever are
#16 to #1 - delphine
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(01/22/2014) [-]
*fixed
#12 - useroftheLOLZ
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Shhh, shh, sh, shhhh... It's okay Ireland, you just keep having fun, be blissfully ignorant, while the rest of the world remembers how your population nearly starved because of a potato shortage.
#20 to #12 - catpisseverdeen
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#21 to #12 - catpisseverdeen
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(01/22/2014) [-]
No ******* thanks to the English. The rest of the world also remembers what the English did to Ireland and every other God damn country they touched.
#49 to #21 - coolcalx
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(01/22/2014) [-]
hey now, Jonathan Swift proposed a very simple solution. Just eat the Irish children, and use their skin for leather. but nooooo you people thought it was "unethical"...

I'm aware that "a modest proposal" was a satirical essay
#28 to #21 - biggydy
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Is there a country England didn't try to invade or actually invaded?
#34 to #28 - catpisseverdeen
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(01/22/2014) [-]
A select few.
#65 to #28 - newsmyrna
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(01/22/2014) [-]
The ones that aren't pink are the ones England never went to war with...all 22 of them.
#89 to #65 - xxmemosxx
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(01/22/2014) [-]
They aren't countries we went to war with, it's a very disputable list of countries that the British have invaded It also counts rogue merchants, generalsm etc. that had no affiliation to the crown or parliament but are on the list because they are British

Example: We never went to war with Portugal, but we did have troops on the ground... to help them, at their request, during the Napoleonic Wars. I wouldn't count that as invading. Another would be Poland. We never invaded Poland but we did invade the land that they are now set on when it was Russia.
#47 to #21 - simules
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Yeah China and India got especially ****** by the English, and are still being ****** (in the case of India) to this day.
#23 to #21 - mcwkennedy
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(01/22/2014) [-]
To be fair if we look back far enough into history the irish (at least the residents of the land we call Ireland now at the time) actually managed to invade the british isles and hold onto some fair ammount of land (mostly scottish)

On top of all that lets not forget that the normans were invited over initially, there was no invasion as such they just didn't leave.



And yes I am Irish, Louth and proud.
#25 to #23 - catpisseverdeen
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Limerick. From what I recall, we did invade England as well, but that was when Rome owned it, so it was mostly to gain slaves, nothing personal. But that's nowhere close to anything the Brits did to Ireland.
#26 to #25 - mcwkennedy
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(01/22/2014) [-]
And I'd back you up on that yes, I just find it important that people remember it's not like we haven't had a go either, Limrick is pretty good, almost wound up in LIT actually before a closer college gave me a spot.
#27 to #26 - catpisseverdeen
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I was born in Limerick, lived there until I was 15, wanted to go to NUI in Galway, then I moved to America. Now I am going to Texas A&M.
#22 to #21 - useroftheLOLZ
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Dude, firstly, it was a joke about the Irish's affinity for potatoes, and second, we know, England was and still is a bunch of assholes, who is basically your old grandfather who fought in WW2, who gets drunk, and rambles about how awesome he was in his prime, except when his viagra doesn't get him fully erect, he pulls out a pump action, and starts pelting his neighbor's houses with 12 gauge buck shot, ******* up their houses, and occasionally killing a pet, but no matter what anyone wants to do, they can't do it, because he's old, senile, and is the only one on the block who can own a gun.
#55 - mrgoodlove
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar.
After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, "I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland."
The other guy responds proudly, "Yes, that I am!"
The first guy says, "So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be?"
The other guy answers, "I'm from Dublin, I am."
The first guy responds, "Sure and begora, and so am I! And what street did you live on in Dublin?"
The other guy says, "A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town."
The first guy says, "Faith & it's a small world, so did I! And to what school would you have been going?"
The other guy answers, "Well now, I went to St. Mary's of course."
The first guy gets really excited, and says, "And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?"
The other guy answers, "Well, now, I graduated in 1964."
The first guy exclaims, "The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary's in 1964 my own self."
About this time, another guy walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer.
The bartender walks over shaking his head & mutters, "It's going to be a long night tonight, the Murphy twins are drunk again."
#32 - Zydratejunkie
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Holy ****, I've never seen the Cliffs of Moher from that angle before! But they are absolutely beautiful as always, I miss them.


Here's one of my pics of them from when I went, taken from just passed the little castle you can see at the top of the posted picture. The only thing I'd change is that I'd gone on a less rainy day, it was too foggy to get a very clear picture.
#35 to #32 - anon
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Canadafag here, I went to visit my family in Ireland and also stopped by the cliffs. That **** was so sketchy since other than the trenches you walk in, there is nothing to stop you from walking off the edge. Also, fun fact: The cliffs of Moher are the cliffs depicted in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when Dumbledore took Harry and forced Harry to make him drink the ****** up liquid.
#36 to #35 - Zydratejunkie
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I am also a Canadafag, and yeah, I always loved the cliffs after seeing the movie, and really wanted to go see them in person. They are far more stunningly intimidating in real life than any film could capture.
#91 to #35 - xxmemosxx
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(01/22/2014) [-]
The lack of fences is Irelands version of natural selection. Too stupid that you walk off the edge of a cliff? You deserved to die.
#125 - metacobalion
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Actually... I'm Irish and we eat a ******* of potatoes my dad has a hat and walking stick like that and I have been to that leprechaun crossing sign.
#56 - loonquawl
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(01/22/2014) [-]
A friend of mine moved to Belfast and claims it's only slightly better than living outside...
#39 - glimfarg
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(01/22/2014) [-]
#92 - rjsepicfailure
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(01/22/2014) [-]
I live in Belfast it isn't as pretty as the rest of the country
#95 to #92 - huntergriff ONLINE
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Hasn't...hasn't there been rioting there since...like the 90's or so?
#101 to #95 - jakkp
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Pretty much. It's pretty ridiculous. Theyre still protesting over taking down a flag. It happened about a year or so ago...
#105 to #101 - huntergriff ONLINE
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(01/22/2014) [-]
my god...Seems like ireland is in a constant state of unrest.
#107 to #105 - jakkp
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Nah, just Northern Ireland. They're very traditional, to the point of arrogance. The rest of the country is actually pretty modern.
#108 to #107 - huntergriff ONLINE
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Ah. cool. so...there's...kind of a civil war of sorts, but without the war part.
#117 to #108 - jakkp
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Basically the majority of the northern populace is incredibly proud to be british. They just havent realised that no one else really cares anymore. I'd understand maybe two/three centuries ago they would have to fight for this kinds ****, but the rest of Ireland has just lost interest, while theyre still doing march after parade after march after parade to show how british they are. In saying this, I have a girlfriend who is from, lives and studies in Northern Ireland, so not all of them are like this, just the vast majority of them. Ive no problem having a section of Ireland that belongs to the UK, it does have it's benefits, but it just always seems like theyre fighting over something that the other side just doesnt care about anymore.
#113 to #108 - fuckberries
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(01/22/2014) [-]
well when the IRA is involved, it kinda is a war too
#115 to #113 - huntergriff ONLINE
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(01/22/2014) [-]
Oh...so...pretty much a civil war lasting from the 90's until currently over different, random stuff, right?
#116 to #115 - fuckberries
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(01/22/2014) [-]
That's what I'm getting out of it. I mean I live in New Jersey, USA. So I don't have all the details.
#133 to #116 - rjsepicfailure
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(01/22/2014) [-]
There are still splinter groups like the real IRA and the continuity IRA operating and they still plant bombs put as much as they used to. Over Christmas there were a few bomb attempts in a shopping center and one of them set themselves on fire with a fire bomb. There are places still very bitter about the past such as the ones in my area which are the ones in the flag protests causing all the crap.