ST PATRICK STATION on the Toronto Subway line is usually bedecked in green, but this week the station has been taken up a level of Irishness thanks to the imminent arrival of Paddy’s Day.
And it was there that Irish man in Toronto Aidan Ryan spotted a Guinness poster celebrating Paddy’s Day with a joke about foliage.
But they’d put in a four-leaf clover instead of a Shamrock
Which, of course, didn’t go unnoticed by the Irish in the city
And the heroes of the Irish & New In Toronto Facebook group were on it in a flash
“Know the one that’s one too many”
Eagle-eyed Irish take our shamrocks seriously.
Irish man in Toronto Gareth O’Connell told DailyEdge.ie that he Facebook messaged Guinness to let them know of the oversight – and they got back to him (and the others who messaged) with this sound response:
Gareth says that he sent Guinness a message when he saw people on the Irish & New in Toronto group talking about it – but he never thought they would respond:
They couldn’t have replied better – and when I posted it on the group a lot of people seemed relieved.
Guinness Ireland confirmed to DailyEdge.ie that the offending posters have been removed as of last night.
So now we can all celebrate Paddy’s Day – no matter where we are – with the real Shamrock as our true Irish companion.
Well played, everyone.
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