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What do Polish people miss about Ireland when they come back to Poland?


Irish1234 4 | 8
19 Jan 2020 #1
Just wondering dose Polish people miss anything about Ireland when they go back to Poland?
Except money 😋 if they could bring one thing from Ireland to Poland what would it be?
Torq 32 | 2,897
19 Jan 2020 #2
I spent three years in Ireland (2005-2008), and I remember this time with fondness.

if they could bring one thing from Ireland to Poland what would it be

I can only pick one thing? Hm... difficult choice... I liked the bookstores - no matter if they were big ones, like chapters in Parnell Street, or quite small, like that Catholic bookshop in a side street in the city centre that for the life of me I cannot remember the name of, they were always well-stocked and with competent staff - a pleasure to visit. I loved hurling, a great field game: very fast, full of vigor, requiring a lot of bravery to play - pure joy to watch. I was not so keen on Irish food, but there was a place in Rathmines (my neigbourhood) were they sold delicious cod with chips, and those breakfast rolls with simply everything in them were tasty too :)

What else? The traffic was nice, even in Dublin - drivers were much more relaxed, and not nearly as reckless as in Poland. Lovely countryside, kind-hearted people, tolerable weather; I really enjoyed the time I spent there.

One thing? OK, if I had to choose one thing it would be hurling, I miss the crazy game.
Atch 17 | 3,264
19 Jan 2020 #3
Rathmines (my neigbourhood) were they sold delicious cod with chips

Leo Burdocks :)) the original Burdocks is up near Christchurch, the fish and chips there are even better! But it's just a takeaway, you can't sit in so you get your fish and chips and then stroll round to the gardens in St Patrick's Cathedral and eat them there :D

like that Catholic bookshop in a side street in the city centre

I think you mean Veritas on Abbey Street.
Torq 32 | 2,897
19 Jan 2020 #4
Leo Burdocks :)

That's it! Thanks :)

I think you mean Veritas on Abbey Street.

No, Veritas isn't that small. The one I'm talking about was really small but you could get pretty much everything there, including Bibles in Greek and Latin, and writings of Church Fathers in original languages as well. If they didn't have something in stock at the moment, they ordered it for you. The bookseller there (I should rather call him a Bookmaster) was an older guy, around 60, balding with moustache and glasses. I couldn't find the shop on Google Street View - maybe it's no longer there. :(
Atch 17 | 3,264
19 Jan 2020 #5
Was it on the north or south side?
Torq 32 | 2,897
19 Jan 2020 #6
Definitely south of the river - not far from St. Stephen's Green.
JakeRyan
19 Jan 2020 #7
Apparently terraced (row) houses as the building of such in Poland has boomed in later years.
JuliaC
22 Feb 2020 #8
All of the amazing red hair and all the shades of it, ranging from light orange to the dark reddish brown. We do have a very small percentage of red hair across Poland, but this does not nearly compare to Ireland, where you get to see it on the daily basis and all the variations of it.
pawian 173 | 12,565
22 Feb 2020 #9
Just wondering dose Polish people miss anything about Ireland when they go back to Poland?

I miss those big floppy disks (5 1⁄4-inch) made by Verbatim in Ireland. Sweet memories connected with them. I borrowed a few great games from my students in 1990s and they were stored on those discs.

One of the games was on 10 disks: Heart of China:

youtu.be/YosD44DjAt0


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