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Irish coffee, not Irish

Irish coffee (coffee and whiskey) is called "Irish coffee" in Ireland.

It's not a common drink, and in fact is probably mostly even on the menu at all for the tourists.

Coffee itself, indeed, is itself not a traditional beverage here at all, and in fact is considered a bit of a "nancy-boys'" drink. If you brought coffee to a building site, it's possible you'd get a bit of slagging for it.

The term "Irish coffee" in Ireland probably comes as an adoption of a foreign term, probably an Americanism, much as "cafe americano" derives from the WWII-era Italian description of the watered-down espresso requested by GI's.


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