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21 of the funniest Irish Twitter accounts you should follow in 2014

If you like laughing, that is.

IRISH PEOPLE ARE known for their wit.

While we’re not really known for sticking to a few words, Irish humour actually comes across pretty well in 140 characters or less.

Here, in no particular order, are the funniest Irish people on Twitter.

DISCLAIMER! If you’re miffed you or your favourite didn’t make an appearance, don’t worry. Leave anyone we left out in the comments to give them the love you reckon they deserve.

Damien Owens – @OwensDamien

Damien Owens has written novels and for TV. He also writes funny tweets about his family and current affairs.

John Brennan – @ActingAnEejit

John specialises in whimsy, renaming everyday objects with touch-of-bizarre pun genius.

Megan Nolan – @Megaroooo

Former stand-up comedian Megan Nolan tweets about her everyday life, the pains of work, and opinions on the inane television programmes she watches on Netflix.

Damon Blake – @BlakingPoint

Damon is a writer, producer and stand-up comedian who tweets observational funnies.

Astonishing Sod – @AstonishingSod

Off-beat observations, charming nonsense and parody accounts, in equal measure.

Carol Tobin – @CarolGertrude

Carol is a stand-up and TV writer with a perfectly observed and brilliantly dour outlook on Irish life. A must-follow.

Amy O’Connor – @amyohconnor

O’Connor mostly tweets about pop culture and the media, with occasional mentions of the Waterford blaa. She is very funny.

Regular Laserhawk – @isitluke

A small Irish introduction to the amazingly funny Weird Twitter, for those not familiar.

Colm Tobin – @colmtobin

An Irish Twitter humourist heavyweight.

Mark O’Connell – @mrkocnnll

Mark is a journalist and author, who provides sharp tweets on culture, books and politics – as well as whatever oddities catch his eye.

Roxanna Nic Liam – @RoxyNL

Roxanna is a comedian and actress, now living in London. In her own words, she is a bleedin’ animal.

Alan Maguire – @Alan_Maguire

The man behind @YourRTEGuide, tweeting on Irish current affairs, the media and everything in between. Rumoured to be the nicest man on Twitter.

Louise Bruton – @luberachi

Louise, also behind @LeglessInDublin, tweets her dry take on pop music, celebrities and her everyday life.

Jen Ronan – @JayRow

Secretly wishes she lived in a cartoon.

Patrick Brennan – @Pat_Bren

Describes himself as “a future failed author”.

Baz – @bazlyons

Your daily dose of sarcasm.

Colin Chadwick – @colinchadwick

Gag-heavy, with brilliant one-liners and wry observations wrapped up in puns.

Tara Flynn – @TaraFlynn

You’ll recognise this Irish actress from her brilliant YouTube videos. She’s also great on Twitter, serving up her jokes with a hefty side of well-observed political satire.

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Maia Dunphy – @MaiaDunphy

TV producer, broadcaster, writer, good tweeter. How does it all fit on her business card?

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Twisted Doodles – @twisteddoodles

Irish-focused jokes through lovely cartoons. Just what you want.

Your RTE Guide – @YourRTEGuide

And although we’ve sung their praises many times before, there’s no denying that this parody of the RTE Guide is one of the best Irish humour accounts going.

Did we leave anyone out? Let us know in the comments. 

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