Irish Farmer’s Accent Is So Strong Even Irish People Can’t Understand Him

by : UNILAD on : 09 Apr 2017 17:07

Having spent almost every Easter, summer, and fall in Co. Mayo, Ireland for the past 20 years you’d think I’d have pretty much mastered the complex Irish dialect of rural farmers. 


You’d be wrong.

Far away from the land of the shamrock and heather, it is borderline impossible to understand what these two wild farmers from Mount Brandon, Kerry are talking about, according to RTE News.

Hell, their Joyceian pintmen local tongue is even confusing the fuck out of Irishmen and women too.


The two farmers, who will no doubt live on forever thanks to this video, can be seen discussing the theft of around 60 sheep on Mount Brandon which are worth thousands of pounds.

Now Richie Griffin is the second farmer in the video – but his accent is relatively understandable. Although he’s without doubt a Kerry man, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what he’s saying.

But the first farmer? Mikey Joe O’Shea. He’s a different kettle of fish.


In the interview, Mikey explains how he discovered 50 of his Scottish sheep had been stolen ahead of the lambing season – or at least, that’s what I think he’s saying.

Here I planned to write a section of what I thought Mikey was saying but I simply don’t have that sort of literary talent.


Some of the beautiful lyrics that sept out of his mouth were pure poetry. Inconceivable but poetry. Like the hypothetical lovechild of John B Keane and Graham Linehan.

On a serious note though – let’s hope these sheep are found and returned to the likes of Mikey Joe.

Topics: Animals


RTE News
  1. RTE News

    Gardaí in Co Kerry are investigating the theft of up to 60 sheep on Mount Brandon