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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Ireland?

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We asked people in Ireland if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to respect local customs when visiting Ireland. Avoid using offensive language or making degrading comments about any person, culture or faith. It is important to ask for permission before taking photographs of people or sites. Avoid speaking too loudly and using your mobile phone in public places as this could be seen as impolite. Respect local time as some shops and businesses may have different closing hours on religious holidays. When dining in a restaurant, remember to remove your hat before entering and to remain respectful and courteous throughout," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Ireland.

"Mispronouncing everything from Laois to Cloughjordan! It's Leash and Clockjordan," commented one expat who made the move to North Tipperary, Ireland.

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