The Irish have spoken and Packie Bonner’s penalty save at Italia ‘90 has been voted favourite Irish moment ever while 1 in 10 of us would like to spend St Patrick’s Day with Leo Varadkar.
The survey was carried out in conjunction with Brady Family ham.
The survey found that a total of one in five people interviewed said the big Keadue man’s stop was their most Irish memory.
Other facts found by the survey were:
- One in ten people speak Irish weekly.
- Glenroe and Father Ted ranked joint number one as most Irish TV shows ever made
- The Irish sense of humour is what people miss most about living away from Ireland while 25% of us miss Irish food
- One in ten of us credit the ham and cheese toastie as the ultimate Irish comfort food
Other stats revealed by the survey found 17% said it was the vote to legalise same-sex marriage in 2016, another 17% voted for Riverdance, while 13% of us said it was the O’Donovan brothers winning an Olympic medal.
The survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people, found that one in ten of us would like to spend the St Patrick’s Day parade with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD while the celebrities we would most like to spend the parade with are Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan and Peaky Blinders star
The survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people, found that one in ten of us would like to spend the St Patrick’s Day parade with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD while the celebrities we would most like to spend the parade with are Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan and Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy.
13 percent also said they’d like to spend the parade with Conor McGregor, 11 percent with Daniel O’Donnell, and 6 percent with model Roz Purcell.
The research was commissioned by Brady Family Ham as the brand launches its ‘Low Food Miles’ campaign this month, celebrating its Irishness and the fact that it is 100% Irish, always.
St Patrick’s Day
On Saturday, 39% of us will watch Ireland take on England in the rugby while one third of us (32%) will watch or attend a parade.
Despite what people might think, the Irish language is far from obsolete as 1 in 10 claim to speak Irish at least once a week with females (69 percent) claiming to speaking Irish more often than males (65 percent).
We all know a cúpla focail that will help us prove our Irishness but the real test is in the writing. The survey shows that 75 percent correctly wrote “Hello, how are you?” in Irish.
Glenroe and Father Ted were ranked by survey respondents as the joint number one most Irish television series ever made, followed by Ros na Rún and Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The Irish are spread far and wide—but that doesn’t mean they don’t miss home. Brady Family Ham asked Irish people what they missed the most about Ireland when they’re abroad: over a third (34 percent) said the Irish sense of humour, a quarter said Irish food, and 18 percent said a cup of tea. 11 percent said their dear auld mammy–and a peculiar 7 percent said they missed the weather.
On Irish grub
A quarter consider love-it-or-hate-it bacon and cabbage the ultimate Irish comfort food, followed by a Sunday roast (23 percent) and stew (21 percent). One in ten of us credit the ham and cheese toastie as the ultimate Irish comfort food.