Home / Lifestyle / What trait do all Irish Mammies share?

What trait do all Irish Mammies share?

Irish Mammies are famous around the world. They are renowned for their caring, protective, nurturing instinct, as well as their bossy and take-no-nonsense manner.

But is their one trait that sums up the Irish Mammy? Apparently there is.

What trait do all Irish Mammies share?

According to a recent survey, “needless fussing” is the habit that most Irish Mammies share.

Aren’t we an ungrateful bunch? Our Mammies only want to make sure we are well fed and won’t catch a cold.

The research carried out by One4All found that 80% of mums are proud to be classed as a ‘typical Irish Mammy’.

Of course Irish Mammies are famously strict with their kids, so it is possibly surprising that only 55% of people surveyed said their Mammy was the stricter of their two parents.

The names we call our mothers also varies, with Mum the most common at 25%, Mam close in second with 21% and Mammy third with 18%.

Geographically, Munster mothers are most likely to be called Mam.

In return, our Mammies have a few different terms of endearment for us kids. The most popular is ‘love’ with 11%, ‘baby’ was second with 10.2%, and ‘pet’ came third with 9.8%.

It is no surprise that boys are 20% more likely to become a ‘Mammy’s boy’ than girls are to become a ‘Mammy’s girl’. Of course we are, love you mum!

Other fun findings from the survey included the country’s favourite Mammyisms.

The top one was ‘Do you think I’m made of money?’, with ‘What did your last maid die of?’ and Did you turn off the immersion?’ also popular answers.

Written by Andrew MooreClick here to sign up to our FREE NEWSLETTER

Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen?

There are three main ways for a person to qualify for Irish citizenship – through birth, through marriage or civil partnership or through naturalisation. Check if you qualify for Irish citizenship

Did you know?

Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.

Have you heard about…

Irish people warned about the ‘Celtic curse’ - a potentially deadly blood condition, that harms the liver, heart and pancreas, has been labelled the ‘Celtic Curse’ because more people in Ireland are prone to it than people from other countries. Find out more.

What about this…

‘Irish giant’ Tom Crean was one of the bravest and toughest explorers of the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to his positivity and faith, he managed to not only survive horrific conditions but also save the lives of his colleagues. Find out more.

About Andrew Moore

Check Also

Brilliant stand up routine by Irish girl about her First Holy Communion

An Irish girl got up on stage and delivered a hilarious monologue about her First …