12 things you’ll know to be true if you were raised in the countryside.

There’s definitely a massive difference between the so- called ‘culchies’ of the world, and everybody else. This list has been compiled in recognition to the struggles of growing up in the countryside. Well, it’s not that bad to be honest!

  1. Your surrounded by fields- beside you, infront of you and behind you. There’s no getting away from them.
  2. You’ll never encounter so much wildlife within one vicinity.
  3. You then feel a personal attachment to said animals, embracing your inner Dr. Doolittle.
  4. Having the dodgiest internet connection ever.
  5. All shops and other human interaction is a decent drive away.
  6. Your friends loved coming over to spend the day playing on the bales.
  7. Trying to explain to people where your house is situated is a gruesome task.
  8. Your within walking distance to at least one farm.
  9. Touching the electric fence for ‘the craic’ was a valid reason.
  10. There was never a worry about your music being too loud.
  11. You could count your neighbours on one hand.
  12. Hanging out the washing during the Summer is risky business due to the farmers spreading.


  1. Loved this, my other half is originally a ‘culchie’ – he is now longer living in Dublin than he was in the country though. There is great fun in this house as the kids get to hear both sides of the coin about me growing up in Dublin and himself in the country and playing with stucks in the fields 😂

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  2. I wasn’t raised in the countryside but my family moved when I was 14 and I still did most of these things! I love the fresh air and having no one in sight. It means that I can sunbathe without having people staring at me like I’m a weirdo. What I don’t like is the fact that when it gets dark, it’s really dark. No source of light in sight. And loads of noise coming from all the directions. But I love coming back there now that I live in a big city and just relax. Great post!

    Julia xx

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  3. I was raised in a city and eventually a small town, but my parents were raised in the countryside where my grandparents still live, so when I was younger, we’d stay their during our holidays. The fields and the animals were (and still are) the greatest thing for me and my brother! The Internet has only now become a problem because we’re older and used to hour fast connection and visiting my grandparents is a nightmare because they don’t have wifi. Makes you realise how dependent you are 😀 But all the things you listed make me think of great memories I made when I was younger; such a nice idea to make a post like this 🙂 S. xx

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  4. Growing up, I always wished that I could live in the country instead of the outskirts of a large city. And, today, I still feel the same. My parents, upon retirement, moved to the family farm (homesteaded in 1884), and are now experience the country-life. I’m hoping to take over the farm when they want to sell someday. Your list made me smile and chuckle, and I look forward to experiencing it all some day. 🙂

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  5. […] 12 things you’ll know to be true if you were raised in the countryside. I was so proud of this post when I published it last February- reading it again, I still am pretty proud of it! It’s so relatable, I feel! This is definitely the first time I’ve ever experienced what inspiration for my writing was. Woooo! Go Me! I was literally walking my road one afternoon, and hit me how different the countryside is to the city life. […]

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