Posted by Kelly Timlin on November 19, 2003 at 04:22:26:
In Reply to: Re: Ireland as the world sees you, as you see yourselves posted by Izzy K on November 16, 2003 at 21:38:38:
how quiet and serious the local Irish were so I told them to watch and on the next tv travel show they would notice all the tourists at the front of the pubs singing along with the "Irish" bands but in the back of the room they will see the locals with their glass of guiness quietly soberly watching.
One night my phone rang and it was my sister who lives in Alberta (about 3000 miles from me). She was laughing and saying "guess what we just watched?" They had seen a travel show and had seen the Irish standing at the back soberly watching and realized I was telling her the truth.
Ireland makes a lot of money on those myths so one doesn't want to discourage the tourists who believe in them. Don't want to spoil a gold mine! ;)