Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 3 October, 2023
# patriotic
Dara Ó Briain is educating the masses on shamrocks like the patriot he is
A shamrock has three leaves, not four.

THIS IS A shamrock.

shamrock Uwe Hermann / Flickr Uwe Hermann / Flickr / Flickr

This is a four-leaf clover.

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Unfortunately, the two are often treated as one and the same, particularly on St. Patrick’s Day when four-leaf clovers are portrayed as a symbol of Ireland

Even the shamrock emoji has it wrong.

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Today, Dara Ó Briain has taken it upon himself to educate the masses on the difference between the two.

He’s even corrected some of his showbiz chums on the differences.

This revelation has come as a surprise to some.

But not to Aer Lingus!

So, for future reference…

fourleaf JD Hancock / Flickr JD Hancock / Flickr / Flickr

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