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14 tweets that sum up Ireland's complicated relationship with Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl

Still stuck in everyone’s head, even if they don’t want it there.

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BACK IN MARCH, Ed Sheeran released his Divide album, and most Irish people were intrigued to hear the much talked-about Galway Girl for the first time.

A video starring Saoirse Ronan, a full analysis of the lyrics and the revelation that the whole story is practically made up followed.

For better or worse, Galway Girl became the unavoidable song of the Irish summer and beyond – it wasn’t just a flash in the pan.

1. Once it gets in your head, it’s staying there

fiddle Source: @lapladap

2. We all know it’s going to feature in full on Reeling in the Years

3. People who aren’t fans of it have not indulged in hyperbole whatsoever

4. While others are trying to identify that specific sound captured

5. Basically, 2017 has been the year of the over the top Galway Girl comparison

6. People are looking to the future

7. A future of Galway Girl

century2 Source: @mariahhhjadee

8. Spanish speakers have been going through their own similar nightmare this year

9. Here’s a syndrome known as the Ed Sheeran paradox

10. Galway Girl will get you eventually – even if you fight it

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11. There aren’t that many Irish people who are comfortable admitting they like it in public

Even though they slide it on when listening to Spotify all the time.

12. It’s a matter of national pride for some

13. For those abroad, it’s a constant reminder

14. This has already begun

Now, one final time to get the song stuck in your head for the week:


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