There are local accents, and there are local accents.
The Irish farmers in the video below, who featured in a recent RTÉ broadcast about sheep theft, are the perfect example of just how tricky to understand some dialects can be.
Those two farmers are from Mount Brandon in County Kerry.
We can just about make out what Richie Griffin is saying, but the first guy — Mikey Joe O’Shea — has such a spectacularly strong accent it’s hard to grasp even a sentence.
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