Culture & Identity of Ireland
The daily way of life in Ireland is somewhat varied, particularly due to differences
between the people living in cities and those living in the urban areas. About 60%
of the people live in the cities and where an individual lives somewhat alters the
In cities the way of life is strongly dictated by the pulse of the city as most
places are close to each other, public transportation is available, and jobs are
generally accessible. In the country things tend to take more time, but life seems
to also move a bit more slowly so there is little rush.
Most people, no matter their location, begin work at about 9:00 am, but farmers
tend to begin and end with the sun during the summer months. After making their
way to work, and the children get to school, which begins at about 9:00 am, the
day is filled with work or school for most people. The school day tends to end at
about 2:00 or 3:00 pm and work generally ends at about 5:00 pm, at which time traffic
increases as most people head home for the evening.