A Complete Idiots Guide To Irish Accents… Just In Time For St. Patrick’s Day.
Ask someone to give you their best Irish accent, and you might be hit with an incomprehensible drawl about "drankin' dere 'tird Guinness while takin' the craic out of some pisser."
To spare this person their embarrassment, perhaps you should introduce them to this video. In it, an Irish person explains the subtle and not-so-subtle differences of the Irish accent depending on regions, from slow-talkers in Limerick to the aggressive spitters of Belfast. There's even two different accents in Dublin: A rough pattern of speech on the north side of the city, and a posh drawl in the south.
It's all very interesting, and it will likely give you something to correct people on when St. Patrick's Day rolls around. Check out the video below.