Newfoundland, the most Irish island in the world (via The Irish Times)



This article was published in The Irish Times on Sep 25, 2013 remains one of our favourites. 

 

Below is one of our favourite excerpts but be sure to read the entire article.


'So you can’t call them “Newfies”, and you can’t call them Canadians, but they will let you call them Irish – unless their ancestors came from Devon, but those ones are easy to spot because they talk like people from Devon. The Irish talk like they came from Dungarvan. Their accents were preserved by the salt Atlantic air, in tiny isolated communities along the shore. It was a long time before they got roads.'

Read the full version from the author's website.






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