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Naomi Hanlon on being an Irish Protestant

Very informative and humourous post by Naomi Hanlon on what it is like to be an Irish Protestant (CoI). Must admit I found the bit on Mary finally gave me some clarity and can’t agree more that Protestant does not equate to Unionist. Enjoy reading a great post.

Tribes Women

I am a Protestant. This means I have grown up in a minority, getting a slagging for the most part. During my six years at a Protestant-ethos secondary school, it was quite rough at times and nowadays living in Galway I often find myself the butt of the jokes among friends; but I do have a sense of humour, I find the Proddy jokes funny, I even share the best ones myself!


For the purposes of you, dear reader, I have decided to explain what exactly we Proddy aliens are. Lay our cards on the table, if you will. During my few years in Galway mixing with ye unknowing Catholic folk I have come across many a funny situation because of my faith; from the “heh, yeah I’ve no soul” LOLs to the awkward moments where people who genuinely don’t know make comments about “Orange bastards” and we have the…

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About Brian Stokes

Spent seven years working as a Parliamentary Assistant and Personal Assistant in Dáil Éireann and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Studying History & Economics in University College Cork. Walker of a dog called Vimes.


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