Whack fall the daddy-o, there’s whiskey in the jar. When I am now considering my experiences during my Erasmus semester in Ireland it is not surprising that this is one of the most popular Irish folk songs. This second part of my article will deal more with the sociable manner of the Irish, it will clear up with some stereotypes you might have and of course also feature Irish folk music and some other folk elements that might come to your mind when you think of Ireland, such as fairies and leprechauns.
Sláinte! Saúde! Chin Chin! Skål! Kippis! These exclamations and others you could hear every day, shouted out in pubs, clubs and student dorms. What I did not expect was that I would get in touch with a most astonishing variety of languages, cultures and people. To give you a quick overview of the things, expected and unexpected, I learned during that semester, I wrote a list of the most essential experiences I was allowed to make.