Reasons Why Montana and Ireland are So Twins
Montana and Ireland have a real kinship— there’s a reason why Montanans are so big into Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, after all. Many Montanans have Irish heritage, but I think that’s only where our fondness of Ireland starts. Here’s a few reasons why Montana and Ireland are so twins:
Montanans seem to always be ready to help out, I know so because of all the times I've seen complete strangers gather together to push a car out of the snow. Apparently the same thing is true in Ireland, my coworker Ashley found that out on her trip over there. She was looking for her hotel at around 4am and a gentleman did all he could to help her find it. Oh and she said he was wearing a top hat and a bowtie, which makes the story even better.
You knew this was coming, yes both places have a real appreciation for beer and whiskey. I've also been told that watching soccer at an Irish pub is a lot like watching a football game at a Montana sports bar.
Montana's capitol Helena has a statue of the Irish-folk hero Thomas Meagher, which I think indicates a similarity that's deep but hard to articulate.
You might be raising an eyebrow at this one, but follow me. Country music and Irish folk music both use the same instruments for the most part, and have an emphasis on the fiddle. Irish folk music was actually an influence for country in the early days of the genre.
Ireland is known for their writers, and Montana's on its way to gaining a similar reputation. For every Oscar Wilde, there's an Ivan Doig.