Irish’s Drinking Culture

When people think or talking about Ireland, there is a stereotype that Ireland is a nation with love for alcohol and this streotype is taken lightly by the Irish people. There are almost 75% of all alcohol consume in Ireland in 2013. Ireland is a country that famous for it’s beer and whiskey. There are many famous beers, which comes from Ireland likes Guinnes, Smithwicks or Kilkenny and Harp Lager. Not only that, there is one popular drink in the world that comes from Ireland. It is launched on the 70 century namely Ireland Barley Cream.

Why Ireland known as it’s beer and whiskey? It’s stems of the bad weather and climates of Ireland that made the Irish people consumed most alcohol. A humid climate and bad weather made the Irish people search stimulation ways likes alcohol. It’s happen in the middle of the 19 century. Moreover, there are many restaurants in Ireland that called public house or more popular “Pub”. Not only that, Ireland also has a legal obstacle very loose in observe the alcohol sales.

Habit of Irish who have already become a culture of Irish people is visiting a Pub and Bar. It is trigerred by the habit of Irish people who likes to consume most alcohol like other people who live in cold regions. The habit of visiting the Pub is not only used by Irish people to drink alcohol, but the Pub also the gathering place that used to meet with the people of different cultures that lead to cultural exchange among themselves. Moreover, friendly eye contact, a polite nod or a telling smile is the way to let the barman or barwoman that you would like to order and always say please and thanks to them as the drinking culture in Pub or Bar.

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Unlike Poland, Norway, and most parts of the United States. There is no specific regulation to drinking alcohol for adults. It’s mean that drinking alcohol is legal in this country and you can drinking alcohol in public places for the over 18s only. But in consume alcohol, you should know the standard drink. It’s 11 standard drinks spread out over the week for women and 17 standard drinks spread out a week for men. Because regulary drinking alcohol at high level can increase your risk to get the diseases such as stomach disease, stroke, cancer or depression. So, you should be wise to consume alcohol. When enough is enough.

The culture “Pub” is the main part of life in Ireland. Ireland ranked as the 4th country that consume most alcohol in the world after Jerman, Austria amd Republic of Czech. Irish people also known as people who are adept at making alcoholic beverages.

Eventhough, there is one regulation for drinking culture in Ireland. That the drinking age in Ireland is 18 years old. It’s mean that you must be at least 18 years old to buy or consume alcohol. It is also illegal to obtain alcohol for anybody below the minimum age.

Although it is illegal in Ireland to drink alcohol under the age of 18 years old, many Irish people start drinking as young as the early teens and this is not approriate with the regulations. It is happen since long times and it is not surprise for us. The young people consume alcohol because they look directly when adult people drink alcohol and get the influence from that. Like in any situation, children are the product of their environment. If their parents and environment give the impression to drinking. So they will do the same things. As we know, drinking alcohol too much is not good for health especially for teenagers under 18 years old. It will be better if introducing alcohol for young people’s life when their age more than 18 years old.

In addition to the culture drink alcohol, Irish people usually have the habit with drink rounds or called rounds. Which means everyone to buy the drinks to each member of the group then they will drink turns sequence. Refused to drink, it can be seen an insult for them. And received the drink from another person but don’t buy ronde is indiscretion social. This drink rounds also has become a common in Britania Raya, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Except alcohol, the Irish people also drink more tea percapita than other countries in the world. Even, Irish people also consume more tea than mineral water. You will be offered a cup of tea if you have through or cross of the house of Irish wherever.

The Republic of Ireland

The official name of this country is Eire Poplacht Na H Eireann, or Eire. But, it most popular with the Republic of Irish or the Republic of Ireland. Ireland is an island that located in the northwestern of Europe. In the continent of Europe and bordering with Atlantic ocean. The neighbouring country is United Kingdom. The total area of Ireland are 70.273 square kilometres. First, Ireland ever be part of United Kingdom. But in 1949, Ireland has been separating themselves from the United Kingdom. Then, Ireland divided into two areas. Nothern Ireland that still in kingdom system and the Republic of Ireland that has been free. The capital of Ireland is Dublin, a populous and affluent city that called as metropolitan area and the biggest city in the Ireland. The capital of Ireland is also the political centre of this country. Which is considered a ceremonial head of state.

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The government system of Ireland is Unitary Perliamentary Republic or parliamentary democracy, which is the head of state is a president and the head of government is a prime minister or in irish language is Taoiseach. The pesident of Ireland is Michael D.Higgins and the prime minister is Leo Varadkar. In which the tenure of president and prime minister reigned for seven years.

The majority of population of Ireland are ethnic Irish, the native of this country. The religions in Ireland are catholicism and anglicans. But Chatolicism is the dominant religion of Irish people. And the official languages are Irish and English language. Total population of Ireland are almost six million and according the sensus in 2016, the population in Ireland about 6.572.728 community. Moreover, Ireland ranked as the second most populous island in Europe after Great Britain.

As we know, Ireland has four season. They are spring, summer, autumn and winter. The spring season happen on March, April, and May. Summer season on June, July, and August. Autumn season on September, October,and November. While, winter season on December, January, and February. Moreover, the climate of Ireland is moderate climate that influenced by the north Atlantic current. Where in the summer season, the eve of Ireland wasn’t so hot. While when winter season, the eve of Ireland wasn’t so cold.

Furthermore, the Republic of Ireland is a wonderful country of green meadows, rocky landscape, deep lakes and fast flowing rivers. Not only that, this country also has perfect environmet where the land full of green grass. There is a popular place called ” Emerald Isle ” that has evergreen grass, beautiful view, and excellent environment. Which there’s not cars, except sheeps. And more impressive, this place free of traffic jams that attract and interest tourists come here every year.

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The Republic of Ireland is a developed country and the second wealthiest country in the world. How can? As we know, Ireland is known as country that many imigrant. Ireland also known as country that ever happened a civil war and tragic poetry. In fact, the worse of Ireland is known by the disease “lepra” that suffered by populated at there.
Although, the republic of Ireland known by the weakness. But, this country can be the wealthiest country and get rank two in the continent Europe with many efforts and make new change start from 1960. The government of Ireland make free school, for high school and level strata S1. Which is purposes to give chance for children at down level to finish their education. Beside that, not only government, the worker, farmer, industrial circles, and all communities also make changes. And now, this country be a fenomenal country. There are nine of ten the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world which is from Ireland and there are seven of ten popular software companies which is from Ireland too. Even, America is the biggest investor in Ireland.

The currency of Ireland is Euro (EUR) and before Euro the first currency of Ireland is Pound. The Ireland’s flag has three color, green, white, and orange. Which is first time introduced by Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848. Each color of this flag has meaning. The green color symbolizes as catholic religion, orange color symbolizes as protestant religion, and white color symbolizes as peace between two religions, catholicsim and protestantism.

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The Republic of Ireland became an independent state since 1922, after gaining the soverignty from the United Kingdom.
The Irish Republic also has relation with other countries, Ireland has joined with PBB Association in 1955 and European Economic Community that called Uni Europe in 1973.

The staple foods in Ireland are wheat, peas, and beans. Then, in 1500s, the potato was introduced to Ireland. Within two hundred years it had replaced older staples, including oat and dairy products. Then potato became the mainstay of the Irish diet. Irish people love potatoes because they believe that potatoes can spread the disease stopped. Since 2001, the Irish people start consuming more potatoes than most countries in the world.

However, the Irish Republic has an excellent environment. It is almost a wonderful country. Although, it ever had destruction, this country succed be a wealthiest country in the continent Europe.