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The Irish Abroad

We’re known as a nation for travelling and for such a small nation we manage to spread ourselves out all over the world and still seem like the dominant nation wherever we go. It’s a talent within it self. Following rough statistics compiled from a number of national censuses;

  • Just under 500,000 Irish are living in Britain
  • 156,000 Irish living in the US
  • 50,000 Irish living in Australia
  • 22,800 Irish living in Canada

Its less that four weeks till Paddys (not Pattys) Day comes round again and Irish Mammys and Daddys will send their hard working precious darlings gifts from home. Tayto crisps, Barry’s Tea and “Pennys” underwear will be heading down under and beyond in bulk.

We’ve had to put up with a harsh Christmas of smug selfies of sunburnt Irish drinking on BondiBeach and worst of all, its not over yet. Paddys day is emerging and we’ll have to see our facebooks loitered all over again. Here at Gifts Direct we’re going to keep smiling through our teeth, remarking on how lovely it is that the evenings are getting longer and think of our loved ones in the sun missing the tastes of home.

We recently asked a group of Irish girls in Perth what foods they miss most from home. The results were as follows:

  • Barrys Tea
  • Tayto Crisps
  • King Crisps
  • Black/White Pudding
  • Tomato Relish
  • Brown Soda bread
  • Tins of Biscuits
  • Cideona
  • Club lemon
  • Rock Shandy
  • Irish Sausages

If you feel the need to send your loved ones in the blistering sun a gift this Paddy’s Day try one of our very Irish food hampers.  Packed full of all the Irish favourites they’re sure to be a hit with your friends and families abroad this St Patrick’s Day.  

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