“You can’t really understand them, they’re singing more than talking.”
The road from Cork to Dublin was much longer in 1982. So long in fact that the people of Dublin seemed to view the Cork population as something strange and alien.
And they had no idea what we were saying.
Many of these views were caught on camera when a reporter hit the streets of the capital to ask locals what they really thought about Cork people.
The answers are hilarious.
While one gentleman proclaims that, in his opinion, “they’re a nice race of people”, another Dublin man recounts a tale of being stopped for directions by a West Cork man in Rome.
“I thought he was a foreigner, actually.” he says.
A young woman smiles a knowing smile at the camera before declaring that everyone from the Rebel County is ‘sly and cute’.
Asked about her take on Cork people, a lady wearing a headscarf wrinkles her nose as if encountering a bad smell and admits she’s “not keen on them.”
When the reporter probes her as to why, she says “They’re very mean. But most country people are in a certain way; they’re very cute and cunning.”
Things don’t get much better when the question is posed to an older man, who says “They’re horrible people!”
“They’re next to Kerry and they beat us in the All Ireland.”
Watch the full interview, which has been viewed more than 50,000 times (by disgruntled Cork people, probably) here: