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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

massage Source: Brighid Breathnach


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 Eamon Gilmore presents Tom Cruise with his certificate. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Or not so much in this case.

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

thejar Source: kickstarter

4. And another hawking actual bottled Irish summer

summerforsale Source: DoneDeal

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

irishturf Source: EBay

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

sculpture Source: eBay

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

$_57 Source: Ebay

10. These Irish Peat Logs for that quality shamrock burning

peatlogs Source: ProblemSolver

11. And finally… the auld sod flower pot kit

irish-dirt-shamrock-growing-kit-xl Source: Thegreenhead

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

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