girlmeetschicago asked: This isn't really a question but whatever. I'm black and Irish and people are always surprised when I say that. It's like 1. I can identify with another culture besides African-American and 2. why are you so surprised? There are blacks in Ireland you fucking idiot. My god. It pisses me off every time I have this conversation with someone.
Hey this is on tomorrow night at the Dail and Id appreciate it if people could come. We’re in need of tents and people. Please come
On Wednesday 10th July, our political representatives will convene to vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
This bill is NOT fit for purpose.
We invite you to support our call for amendments by camping outside the Dáil on Tuesday 9th with us and meeting politicians as they arrive in the morning of July 10th. If you can’t physically be there, there will an online vigil supported by @freesafelegal where you can protest in solidarity with us. After the vote, the legislation then gets sent to the Seanad where senators get their chance to speak through their own Committee and Report stages.
For 21 years, the Irish government has failed to legislate on the X Case. Now that they have the power to make abortion accessible to those who need it, they place unfair impediments in the way of those in crisis.
A group of us camped out last November in the very bitter cold and we welcome you join us again. Please bring tents and sleeping bags. Check the checklist below for other things you might want to bring. http://www.facebook.com/events/370613436362647/
Checklist: Tent Warm sleeping bag Cardboard Warm coat Gloves Extra pair of socks Snacks Water Games Songs
Overall kinda positive I suppose. They’re more “authentic” than say The Dropkick Murphys (who i loathe). In general people in Ireland would have more time for them that The Dropkick Murphys most likely cause of Shane McGowan being of Irish parentage.
Its kinda annoying how Celtic Fusion/Irish American based trad bands get more attention than actual bands in Ireland. Theres no denying that Irish trad makes a tonne of money in the US but theres plenty of Irish bands contemporary/traditional that dont get the same attention. Heres an article that explains it better than me.
Anonymous asked: I recently got back from visiting my grandparents in Ireland. Upon telling my friend about some funny story that occured during the visit he asked "So, they speak English in Ireland? Well, most of them?". This is a guy who constanly talks about his Irish and Scottish heratige. I'm a bit concerned about the American education system now.
Iv met people in the US who were surprised to hear that you can be black and Irish and that they were black people in Ireland. As well as being unable to place Ireland on a map. :/
The Irish Americans got good jobs, and they even got into office - they became part of the communities. We tried to do that here in England but they didn’t want us. We were just the butt of the joke. We were stupid or drunk. We had to hide who we were. When I went to visit my sister in Chicago I wasn’t surprised that she had got involved in the civil rights movement, but one night we went to dinner with my cousins and they were being racist. They talked about black people the way the English talked about us. I told them they were being hypocrites. I was only sixteen but I couldn’t believe it. They didn’t really take much notice of what I said. Now you see the Irish in England do it too. There is a difference between the Irish Americans and the Irish in Britain, but there’s also a difference between the Irish that remember what it was like, and the Irish with big cars and houses that think they’re better than other immigrants.
I asked my Mum why she felt the culture of Irish Americans differed from that of the Irish in England and this was her answer. I thought it was kind of ace. (via titotansey)
This blogs main function is to reveal the embarrassing glorified view people have of Ireland.
I will mainly be calling out people who stereotype Ireland/Irish people/Irish History, glorify the Troubles, openly discriminate aganist Irish Travellers/Irish Catholics/ Irish Protestants, Irish Americans who believe its ok to use the N word or be openly racist.
And correcting One Direction fandom.