We're very proud of our heritage and culture, so we are.
We love our little quirks that no other country understands and genuinely enjoy seeing people struggle with our names. It instils a weird sense of pride in us.
As it does when we see tourists struggling with our many difficult place names.
There's so many out there that can raise a few eyebrows, but we've narrowed them down to some of the most confusing.
1. Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
How it's pronounced: dun leery
We all laughed at that scene in P.S I Love You when Hilary Swank absolutely butchered the pronunciation of Dun Laoghaire, but in all honesty, can you really blame her?
2. D'Olier Street, Dublin
How it's pronounced: duh-leer street
I thought this street was pronounced "doll-i-ay" street for a long time. Too long.
3. Thurles, Tipperary
How it's pronounced: thur-less
How anyone is supposed to know that that word is two-syllable is beyond me.
4. Youghal, Cork
How it's pronounced: yawl
And when you expect two syllables, you only get one. Utter madness.
5. Tuam, Galway
How it's pronounced: choom
Do not pronounce it how you think it should be, you're wrong.
6. Conyngham Road, Dublin
How it's pronounced: cunningham road
For some reason, it's spelt in the most ridiculous way possible, just to confuse us.
7. Inistioge, Kilkenny
How it's pronounced: innish-teeg
Tourists love this one, for obvious reasons.
8. Aungier Street, Dublin
How it's pronounced: ain-jer
We love the doughnuts, we do not love the confusion around how to say the bloody thing.
9. Dorset Street, Dublin
How it's pronounced: dor-sett street
Other variations: door-set street
A bit of a controversial one, but we agree in the office that "dor-sett" is the official pronunciation.
10. Donaghadee, Down
How it's pronounced: donna-a-dee
Many get fooled by the seemingly misplaced "h" in the middle of the word, but alas, it's silent, my friends.
11. Drogheda, Louth
How it's pronounced: draw-ha-dah
But honestly, if you don't know how to say this one, you should be ashamed.
12. Listowel, Kerry
How it's pronounced: liss-toal
Any other variation of this and you'll be on the receiving end of some very funny looks.
13. Ardclough, Kildare
How it's pronounced: ard-clock
But not a clock in sight.
14. Cahirciveen, Kerry
How it's pronounced: cahir-sy-veen
Say it as fast as you can for maximum authenticity.
15. Cobh, Cork
How it's pronounced: cove
I know, I know. Just go with it.
16. Lisnagunogue, Antrim
How it's pronounced: lis-na-gun-yah
Another one that has a few variations, but this is the pronunciation we've decided on. Fight us.
17. Glenveagh, Donegal
How it's pronounced: glen-vay
You should know by now to not trust the letters "g" and "h" together.
18. Oughterard, Galway
How it's pronounced: ooch-ta-rad
Imagining all the mispronunciations makes me smile.
19. Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny
How it's pronounced: gray-g-na-mana
Don't worry, you're not alone in this one.
Did we leave out any major ones? Let us know in the comments!