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What do Polish people think of Ireland and the Irish?


Flynner 1 | 1  
2 Jan 2009 /  #1
What do the Polskis think of Ireland and the Irish in general? Personally I think Polskis are sound as fuck and they're always welcome here as far as I'm concerned. A few of my friends are Polskis and theyve only been here a year or 2 and they speak English nearly as well as me.

I noticed at least half the bouncers and security guards in Dublin these days are Polish. Its good cuz they're all friendly and dont kick the shit out of you for nothing like the Irish ones do. Why do so many Polish people get jobs as bouncers and doormen though thats what Im wondering? Are they tough ***** or something? I never fought with any poles yet so I dont know.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Jan 2009 /  #2
Hello Flynner,
And welcome to the Polish Forum.
I am from Dublin but I live in Poland, I love living here.
I know that wasn't your question but sometimes you ask for lemons but instead get lemonade. or something, I am still feelin the Christmas spirits).

Why do so many Polish people get jobs as bouncers and doormen though thats what Im wondering?

Because as you said they don't kick the head of the paying customers.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jan 2009 /  #3
Yeah, just don't test your theories too much. Catch a bouncer at a bad moment and incur his wrath. They sometimes want to fight you but exercise a fair bit of restraint.
Deise 07 3 | 76  
2 Jan 2009 /  #4
To be honest Flynners I think youre about two years behind the curve. The Poles are gone. My Missus is still here but most are either gone or considering going home.

Look at the other thread where Paddy is being discriminated against in Poland FFS!!! While I dont think that is true (yet!) I think its probably a sign of things to some.

God forgive us the waste that has occurred in this country over the past decade. We had the chance to make something longlasting as we pissed it away on a decade long session...

I just hope (when we go to Poland for work) that the Poles will remember that the majority of us were decent and treated them well. Some not but the majority yes.
Prince 15 | 590  
2 Jan 2009 /  #5
In my opnion Poles have very good opinion about the Irish, there are pubs in Irish style in Poland ect.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
2 Jan 2009 /  #6
Well, I don't know about Poles in Ireland and Irish in Poland, but we like each other in the USA. We like the Germans here too, you know. :) Once you land on this USA soil all the European squabbles are nonexistent.
Prince 15 | 590  
2 Jan 2009 /  #7
Which nations immigrats from Poland don't like in the USA... or maybe which nations are liked less than other ?
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
2 Jan 2009 /  #8
America frowns more on the Mexicans or Middle Eastern immigration now (fear I guess), but they still are here and prosper.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
3 Jan 2009 /  #9
What do the Polskis think of Ireland and the Irish in general?

Very good...

We like the Germans here too, you know. :)

Yuck !!!!!
_Fiish_ 2 | 9  
11 Jan 2009 /  #10
Thread attached on merging:
Can anyone tell me what its like to live in Poland? The people.

Hopefully next Summer going to go and stay in Poland for a while to see what it's like there. But I am from Ireland and my friend told me that Irish girls (and guys) do not recieve the warmest welcome there. That sounded silly to me but after she kept listing out all the reans the why and etc I started to get worried about it.

Can anyone help me out?
delphiandomine 83 | 18,101  
12 Jan 2009 /  #11
Absolute nonsense.

The Irish (and Scots) are very well received in Poland - Celtic culture is quite popular among young people, and even the complete blockheads in society will get excited at the thought of you knowing about Celtic FC.

English people on the other hand aren't so well received - I've had comments about being English on the tram before, only for my girlfriend to tell them that 'Actually, he's Scottish' - and it being met with big smiles.

Many Polish people (and I believe that it's even taught in schools!) are sympathetic towards the Irish - viewing them as kindred spirits in many senses.

So, don't worry about it :)
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
12 Jan 2009 /  #12
English people on the other hand aren't so well received

not in.my experience or in the experience of anyone I know,
delphiandomine 83 | 18,101  
12 Jan 2009 /  #13
I do wonder if it's a Poznan thing, seeing as this city is completely Boruc-crazy and there's always loads of Celtic-themed stuff going on.
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
12 Jan 2009 /  #14
maybe it is cos we were pleasntly surprised to receive such a warm welcome (unlike some other european countries!)
_Fiish_ 2 | 9  
12 Jan 2009 /  #15
Yes but you see, we have had lots of Polish cultured, an lots of Russian and baltic people too, people here in Ireland in recent years which never really bothered me to be honest. I even made friends with some of them, but some people where really un-welcoming and branded them with generalised them as "foreighners" and pulled jokes about them and stuff like that, that was really cruel.

And I was told thas why I wouldn't recieve a warm welcome being from theest of Ireland.
Captain Scarlet 3 | 34  
12 Jan 2009 /  #16
They'll soon warm to you i'm sure, alot of countries folk get tarred with the same brush just prove them wrong . I must admit i noticed a difference in attitudes from when i go on my own to when i'm there with group of males then they become wary but once they realise we're there just for a goodtime and not to fight/abuse/get naked ( in public ) as alot do they're very welcoming . Treat people how you expect to be treated no matter where you are , it works wonders .
vndunne 43 | 279  
12 Jan 2009 /  #17
hi. I am irish and living in poland for nearly 3 years. i have never had any issues due to my irishness. Only the occasional idiot who do not want any foreigners in poland but you will meet them anywhere. i really think you have nothing to worry about. Good luck.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
13 Jan 2009 /  #18
English people on the other hand aren't so well received - I've had comments about being English on the tram before, only for my girlfriend to tell them that 'Actually, he's Scottish' - and it being met with big smiles.

Everyone loves an underdog.

not in.my experience or in the experience of anyone I know,

Not my experience either. I've never had anyone be anything other than fine with me although I cant tell what they say about the Anglik behind his back. As long as they kiss my arse when they're talking to me thats fine though.
WooPee 1 | 124  
13 Jan 2009 /  #19
In my opnion Poles have very good opinion about the Irish, there are pubs in Irish style in Poland ect.

Many of them has been built by Irish immigrants.

What do the Polskis think of Ireland and the Irish in general?

Positive I'd say. Irish music and culture gets more popular every year. Many Poles who decided to return from Ireland brings lots of good news and information about Irish which has only positive affect on Polish society. Also Irish living in Poland are good ambassadors of Ireland.
scarbyirp  
13 Jan 2009 /  #20
I'm Irish and this is my 3rd year in Poland. I've been very well received all round, and never had any problems. Otherwise, I wouldn't have stayed for so long.
XxGiselexX - | 2  
17 Jan 2009 /  #21
I couldn't agree with you more.........i have NEVER been more interested in any other culture than the polskis. ha. i love them all too bits and welcome them all into the country because there such nice people and they are all very attractive. I almost feel like i was polish in a past life or something because i feel so at 1 with the place and I am so interested in poland and the language and people and culture. I would love to find a polish boyfriend. :)
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
18 Jan 2009 /  #22
Fiish,

I live in Warmia (so can't talk about the big smokes like warsaw and Krakow) and several of my friends have worked in Ireland and even have Irish husbands/boyfriends.

People want to go back to Ireland. So they must like it and the Irish.

There are more tourists coming from Ireland. They seem to have a good time.

Oh, and there's a Irish dancing group in Olsztyn. The kids are fanatical about all things Irish.
rinnieangel 3 | 20  
19 Jan 2009 /  #23
My Irish American friends had problems in Ireland because someone thought they were Polish...

I haven't experienced it first hand but I have had conversations in acadamia about how the Irish are racist against the Polish. Much because the Irish are still recovering from the troubles and british involvement. They are probably struggling with some identity problems...

Still 217 parishes in Ireland give mass in Polish once a month, so they are there in large numbers!
Rafal_1981  
20 Jan 2009 /  #24
I've met a lot of Irish ppl here in London - mostly in the Irish pubs(which I prefer more than Eng ones) and I have to say that there is no decent karaoke party without the Irish guys involved into it LOL.

And I like Irish gals alot. They are more vivid than Brit chicks :-]

TC
enkidu 7 | 623  
24 Jan 2009 /  #25
Jameson Wiskey
Irish Cream (for my girlfriend of course)
Emerald Island
People that I am unable to understand no matter how much I try.
But on the other side - I can speak a quite good english-irish slang if I prepared.
Process of preparation usually involves 6 cans of beer.
Music. Irish folk. (screaming, jumping + flute)
They can punch you in the face. Pretty hard but not aggressive. (just for fun)
They talk what they think. That's why for most of the time they choose to remain silent.

Well... I like them. Irish are merry people
David_18 68 | 982  
24 Jan 2009 /  #26
@Topic

Ireland is a cold little iceland with neither sun nor snow. It is always raining, and 90% of the population are alcoholic and aggresive.

My imagination.
_Fiish_ 2 | 9  
26 Jan 2009 /  #27
Thats not true, Yes it can be very cold towardthe west near the Atlantic and it does rain alot in the west, but thats just the weather.

90% of the people are not alchohlics at all. Thats just a stereotype!
Germans are the ones that have Oktober Fest and younger drinking laws etc but they never get hassled for drinking as much the Irish, even though we dont. We got that term because we have been famous for brewing alchohol, Guinnes, Jameson, etc
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
26 Jan 2009 /  #28
When i think about a irish girl. I think about a red haired medium seized girl with that retarded irish accent.

I've never been in Ireland, so i just used my imagination.

Ireland is a cold little iceland with neither sun nor snow. It is always raining, and 90% of the population are alcoholic and aggresive.

My imagination.

Another ill-informed comment and worse of all it is not even entertaining.
Can I appeal to all trolls, just try to be more entertaining.
HAL9009 2 | 304  
1 Feb 2009 /  #29
My imagination.

You apparently lack even the faintest glow of imagination.
A dour limitation to be saddled with.
You have my sympathy for the condition that afflicts you.
numanoid817 - | 1  
7 Feb 2009 /  #30
I work with a lot of Poles in a part time job that i do. I've known them for quite a while now and although i get on very well with them i sometimes feel that they hold back and are not always willing to fit in. For instance i sometimes find that i could be working on a shift with lets say 4 of them and me. On nights like this, i am left out of the loop because they always converse in their native language. It can be a little bit annoying. One thing i will say about the Poles is that they're savage workers. These people sometimes work 60 hour weeks for the minimum wage. I have great respect for them ...i really do. Recently i've started to teach myself their lingo and in fairness to each and every one of them, they'll always stop what they're doing if i ask them to explain stuff to me.

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