Monday, July 21, 2008

The Luck of the Irish

I sit next to an Irish girl at work. Her name is Ciara (pronounced Keira). She is VERY funny and I've learnt so much about Ireland. Thought I'd share some of my learnings with you.

1. Ireland is 70,000 square kms. Compare this to the South Island which is 180,000 square kms.
2. Ireland has 5,000,000 people. That's a lot of people in a small area!
3. There is one roundabout in Ireland. They go around it.
4. In the middle of the roundabout is 2 blocks of flats. That's where all the people live.
5. There is one school. Everyone is related there.
6. At this school they have egg and spoon races. But they use potatoes instead of eggs.
7. Ciara's friends dad pays for his haircuts with potatoes.
8. There is no 10am in Ireland.

These are the things she has told me.

DISCLAIMER: Numbers 3, 4 & 8 may not be true. Number 1 may have come from Wikipedia, not Ciara.

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