Niall Horan might be the best tour guide in Ireland.
In a new interview with Condé Nast Traveler this week, the 29-year-old explains what to do and what to avoid when traveling to her hometown.
“Some things to avoid if you’re a tourist in Ireland,” he begins in an episode called “Bar Etiquette”, which features some annoying habits he’s encountered a few times as well. “Don’t tell anyone about your Irish ancestry. Especially if you haven’t been asked.”
Horan then offered a few more solid tips: “Try not to speak with an Irish accent if it’s not your national accent” and “Try not to be taken in by jokes. It’s just a joke.”
Later in the video, Horan explains another important tip for tourists. But this is more for security purposes.
“Watch out for the sheep,” Horan warns when driving through the countryside. “There are a lot of old country roads and mountain drives where sheep cling to the sides of the hills and tend to walk in the middle of the road, so watch out for the sheep.”
Horan releasing his latest studio LP Show On Friday, she encouraged her fans to go to a few destinations in Ireland during their travels. First, Horan recommended the country’s capital, Dublin, citing its “beautiful coastline” and “beautiful bar lineup.”
“We’re going to make a separate video with a list of all the great bars I know in Dublin,” he joked.
Horan also explained that the first thing he did when he landed in Ireland was “drink a pint at any time of the day”, which he recommends even in his hometown.
In Mullingar, Horan lauded the great live music at some of the “great bars”, 26 of which are within a one-mile radius. He specifically addressed The Crossed Keys, Daly’s and Clarke’s Bar. “Otherwise, you’ll see I have a large mural on the wall,” he smiled. “I can’t miss him.”
To complement his recommendations, Horan spoke lovingly about the town of Galway, the Wild Atlantic Way, Cork and Dingle.