IRELAND OBSERVATIONS

Ryan Peña

Comm 101

Upon entering Dublin, it was easy to tell that Ireland was unlike anywhere we had been so far. The usual aloofness and quietness of other European cultures was gone: everyone here was loud, excitable, and outgoing. They were all happy, even eager, to talk to us, and clearly thought nothing of holding a conversation with strangers. This type of communication was something we hadn't seen in a while, and we all loved it. I found it very interesting how vastly communication in Ireland differed from the rest of Europe, even from England, who it's geographically close to.