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11 Irish items on sale for tourists that are definitely taking the piss


1. This absolutely gas spa treatment on offer

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2. Those “certificates of Irishness” that had to be scrapped were perhaps the prime example of shite some tourists LOVE

Tom Cruise Certificate of Iri Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland Eamon Gilmore presents Tom Cruise with his certificate. Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

Or not so much in this case.

3. Remember that lad selling a jar of Irish soil?

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4. And another hawking actual bottled Irish summer

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5. Nobody who’s actually from here would go along for an “organic Irish peat skincare” treatment, surely?

6. When that company was set up to sell bottled Irish rainwater for €12 a bottle, we might have thought we’d hit rock bottom

7. There is, of course, the murky world of novelty turf selling – like this Irish Turf Shamrock hanging decoration

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8. This framed map of Ireland made from “10,000 year old Irish turf” (a snip at just under €50)

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9. And a “creative bog art” set to make your own

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10. These Irish Peat Logs for that quality shamrock burning

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11. And finally… the auld sod flower pot kit

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That ceramic pot of authenticity ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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