All About Ireland
Ronan from English on the Road joins me today to talk about his home country of Ireland. Ronan is an English coach from Ireland and now living in Canada. He has a wealth of knowledge of Irish culture and history and I really enjoyed talking to him today. I still have a lot to learn in this area, so join me on this learning journey.
3:36 – Who is Ronan?
4:31 – Differences between Ireland and Canada
8:17 – Ireland vs Northern Ireland. Is it part of the UK?
12:40 – Relationship between Ireland and England
15:54 – History facts of Ireland
18:52 – “The Potato Famine” & My Ignorance
27:57 – Does Ireland have a language?
33:13 – Why are you learning Irish?
35:50 – What about the Irish accent?
40:20 – Do you have any cool slang terms to share?
44:20 – Ireland travel advice
48:04 – Where to find Ronan
Where to Find Ronan
Craic – (Irish word) A good time, fun, humour
Rolling hills – Lots of hills that look like waves in the ocean
Mahusive – (Slang) Really big, joining of “massive” and “huge”
Sound – (The relationship is sound) Good, fine, no problems
Famine – A lack of food for a population for a period of time
Staple Food – The main part of someone’s diet, something eaten routinely
Emancipation – Being set free from slavery or restrictions
Grand – (Irish) Average, normal (The weather is grand)
To shift – (Irish) To make out with someone, kiss passionately
To make out – (USA) To kiss passionately
To snog – (British) To kiss passionately
The Wild Atlantic Way – A path going down the west coast of the country
The Fleadh – Irish Cultural Festival