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16 reasons to be happy in Ireland today

It’s not so bad.


Here are a few reasons why it’s also Ireland Happiness Day.

The Newland’s Cross Flyover

Sending motorists sailing along the N7 since November 2014.

newlands Source: Stephen Fay/YouTube

Brigid and Paddy

They’ve been married for fifty years and they support marriage equality.

Source: Padraic W/YouTube

Superquinn sausages still exist, despite the demise of Superquinn

Don Conroy is still a beloved national treasure

He was in Moone Boy last week. People went mad for it.

moone Source: Sky

The Gloaming

They won the Choice Music Prize, and they’re reigniting a love for traditional music in Ireland and beyond.


Room to Improve as a replacement for Love/Hate

The whole country is now obsessed with the colour of PVC windows and Dermot Bannon’s nerves.


The Yokegate jokes

We really came into our own.

These pedestrian traffic lights double as a little rave session

Source: DailyEdge.ie/YouTube

Riverdance Lads

The greatest lads of them all.


These swans and ducks at UCD have their own special ramp


rano Source: Conor McHugh


We know what the good towel is

And we know we’re not allowed to use it. It’s for visitors.

Surprise, Day 68 of 365 Source: DieselDemon

Michael D Higgins standing beside things

Higgins visit to Coolmoney Camp Source: Niall Carson

President Higgins state visit to Britain - Day Four Source: Steve Parsons

Martin’s Life videos

They’re few and far between, but by Jesus are they funny.

Source: Martin's Life/YouTube

Source: Martin's Life/YouTube

We will never forget the Mary Robinson tapestry

Where is it? Somebody must know.

We still have Purple Snacks

Pink might be going the way of the Dodo, but we’ll always have the beloved Purps.

cadbury-snack-sandwich_2 Source: Chocolatebuttons

And finally, this

Source: icanabelieveit/YouTube

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Emer McLysaght

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