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Thread: What's your favourite Irish accent?

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    Default What's your favourite Irish accent?

    Time for a light-hearted thread.

    We live on an island with a range of accents that is surprisingly diverse for a population of only 6 million. Of course there are supposedly many countries with a wide variety of accents and it may be just us who notice the variations.

    My favourite is the Cork accent, its very sing-song and finishes with cool endings like "bai" or "kedd", as opposed to Dublin's "loike". I've noticed that accents tend to get deeper as you go further north, with Cork's accents being very high-pitched and Belfast's accent being very down beat (and not that pleasant to be fair, unlike Derry or Donegal). Dublin and "the Wesht" are somewhere in the middle (of course it depends on the person). My least favourite is probably the D4 "roight/loike" accent, it seems very put on IMO (apologies to all south Dubs).

    I don't have much of an accent myself (being only mildly influenced by the "cah in the cah pahk" Drogheda accent ) but I like the huge range of accents that we have on this small island of ours. What's your favourite one, or do you like/dislike them all?

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    I'd say Donegal. And I'm a Wicklow man.
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    Northern accents on women are class regardless of whether its derry/belfast
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    Something you learn when you live abroad is that accent diversity in Ireland is 'off the scale'. Essentially, there is no real 'Melbourne' accent, never mind Victorian accent. Yet in Ireland, you can drive 10k and the accent is different. It takes many hundreds of years for this to develop and is one of my favourite things about Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Parlon View Post
    I'd say Donegal. And I'm a Wicklow man.
    This. I once worked with a girl from Donegal and her accent was beautiful. To my ear, at least.

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    Tom Cruise's accent in Far and Away

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishWelshCelt View Post
    Northern accents on women are class regardless of whether its derry/belfast
    I prefer Corkmen on women, whether Derry or Belfast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    This. I once worked with a girl from Donegal and her accent was beautiful. To my ear, at least.
    You listen to them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    You listen to them ?
    If I don't listen to certain ones I'm toast.

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    Fave is me own. Least favourite is South Dublinese.

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