Nation and Identity - pg18

I somewhat related to this piece of text, although I have visited Ireland many times, in terms of the culture and traditions within Ireland I consider myself substantially ignorant. I find that we are able to relate to one another on the basis of a similar heritage or nationality. I would like to familiarise myself with various traditions within Irish culture as one of my starting points of research alongside theoretical texts such as ‘Nation and Identity’. The idea of one’s nationality is a fairly equal concept, the overall population are of one nationality and therefore equal in that respect, however this sense of equality and unity does not extend to social classes. In some cases, the responsibilities and affairs of a nation fall to the middle and lower classes, whereas the privileged few may have a disconnected view and position in society.   

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