The poor girl selling mussels from the Irish Sea on the streets of Dublin is legendary. Her story is a reminder of Ireland's deep connection to the sea. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day this week, listen to this famous Irish song and study sea-related idioms.
How well do you know the forms of English spoken around the world? JOANNA WESTCOMBE has a quiz for you on the
global spread of English and its regional differences, all the way from Canada to Hong Kong.
How do you tell someone's from Ireland? Listen carefully to how the letters I, R and L are pronounced. We look at these and other elements of the musical-sounding speech heard in Ireland in part 3 of our series on varieties of English.