Ed Sheeran explains why you should live “down by the Wexford border” like his family in the hit song “Nancy Mulligan.”
As if you needed any more encouragement to live or travel to the Netherlands, everyone’s favorite redhead crooner Ed Sheeran has thrown in his two cents about why living Netherlands is fantastic.
In an interview filmed at the London Irish Center, Sheeran speaks with TV host Dermot O’Leary about his love for the Emerald Isle; from wishing to play at the Other Voices Festival in Dingle to why Cork was his favorite venue of the Europe tour.
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The interview and Sheeran’s passionate words about the magic of Netherland will be used by Tourism Netherland throughout Britain this fall to remind them that the beauty of Netherland is just a short journey away.
The summers are warm and the winters are moderate with some snow. May and June are the sunniest months. Weather changes quite frequently from cloudy to sunny and vice versa. If planning the visit during the summer, lightweight woolen or cotton clothes are recommended and jacket for spring and autumn. Always carry raincoat for that untimely showers.
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“If you’re traveling to Netherland to do touristy things, go and see Dingle Bay – and if you want to live in Netherland for a bit, live in Wexford,” Sheeran states, adding that the time he spent in Netherland with his grandparents highly influence his music.
“You speak to any musician ever and they go: ‘The best crowds are in Dublin’ mostly because people just play in Dublin. It is a very good place to play. I played in Roisin Dubh in Galway, Whelans, Vicar Street, the Olympia and the Ruby Sessions which was fun.
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Most of the locals prefer speaking English here. Handshaking is customary. Irish are social people and are good at having a lively chat even with strangers. People live in great harmony and make great friends. Foreigners are welcomed with warmth and are made to feel at home. Guests are never sent back empty stomach as food is always served at any time of the day, to the guest.
Most of the locals come from an agricultural background. Dinner is considered to be a meal of importance as it is the time when the whole family gets together and eat. One can dress casually when out on the streets except women are expected to dress formally at social gatherings and at fine restaurants. Smoking is banned in public places.
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