Monday, 14 May 2018

This is why Northern Irish People get so fed up. - Coffee & Conversation

As a Northern Irish person who has lived abroad in both America and Belgium I have come across many people who have talked to me as if they know more about my country than I do.  Including more about my city of birth than I do (no prizes for guessing which city that is - the one that has been heard of everywhere).

If we were to talk to Americans or Canadians, they would be very offended if we lumped both of their countries together and said that because they are both on the same (very large) island then they are both American or both Canandian.

Or what about the Spanish and the Portuguese; let's decide they are all one nation because Portugal is just a small part beside the larger land of Spain?

But we the people from Northern Ireland are too polite to do that.

Instead we just grin and bare it when Americans do not know the difference between the two countries of  Northern Ireland and Ireland (Eire).

HINT!   One is part of the UK and the other is Ireland.

Just to educate everyone in the world because honestly it's not just the Americans that treat us this way, I have a short video which will also entertain you.

Yes I know just to confuse you all even more we suddenly introduced the term 
The British Isles, but one of those countries isn't British!

Who knows the difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland?

The Pramshed


  1. Okay....first off that was funny. I have always known that Ireland and Northern Ireland are two different countries. My grandparents would roll over in their graves if I didn't know that. I wasn't aware that Northern Ireland was so small though. I did know that Ireland isn't's Irish...Duh. I knew where Scotland is but I only had a rough idea of where Whales is. I'm terrible with the Eastern European and African countries though. In my defense, they keep changing.

  2. An Irish friend said the same to me. They knew exactly who was what by the schools, names, areas etc when they were back home and then they got to the UK ... And they were just Irish.

  3. Good to know! I will be sure my students know as well! #fortheloveofblog

  4. I didn't know that Ireland and northern Ireland were two different countries, but then I also didn't know that Pakistan and India are different places either #fortheloveofblog@_karendennis

  5. Well I loved this!! So many times I have had to explain this - it is so irritating. Sharing this one. #fortheloveBLOG

  6. Good to know. I love learning and gaining new perspective, thanks for sharing.

  7. Welp, I'm one of those who didn't know there were two. Thanks for setting me straight! :) Enjoyed your post. Blessings to you, Sandra! I'm your neighbor at #FiveMinuteFriday.

  8. Honestly, I had no idea about any of this! So interesting!

  9. We have visited both and when we talked to the locals they just said we are Irish. Both countries are very beautiful and we loved our time there. Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.