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Episode 16 – Ireland and Newfoundland

This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, and that got me thinking about how closely related Newfoundland and Ireland are. Our flags, our music, our accents, our looks, our beliefs, even the look of the land are so similar, that Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has said “Newfoundland is the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland. Today I’m going to talk about those similarities and the effect of our Irish ancestors on our province.

Here are the photos and videos I mentioned on the episode:

The Newfoundland Accent

The Irish Accent

(This is Irish comedian Al Foran doing an impression of Irish MMA champ Conor McGregor and it’s one of my favorite videos.)

Newfoundland Flag

Irish Flag

The Irish Loop

Sources for this episode were Wikipedia.

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