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Irish Republican memes are taking over the internet

The Rising centenary gets its own jokes.

comrade Source: Drunken Irish Memes on Facebook

AS THE CENTENARY of the 1916 Rising approaches, so too does its own particular impact on internet culture.

One place where that impact has become notable is the rise in popularity of Republican memes, with varying themes including the six counties, Republican garb and ideals, and plays on the language associated with striving for a 32 county Ireland.

A popular Facebook group, Drunken Irish Memes, has developed a closed group called Drunken Republicans Inc, for the purpose of posting “Irish memes”, while various images are being shared far and wide beyond the usual interest groups like Republican Memes.

jopkles Source: @nuggettbh

In fact, some fatigue is starting to set in:

This image ended up on the front page of Imgur:

winnie the ra Source: Etcherss on Reddit

Meanwhile, many recognised meme trends are being given the six counties treatment:

rep Source: Drunken Irish Memes on Facebook

memes Source: @a_man_in_yellow

mems Source: Crumpet Removal INC

comrade Source: Drunken Irish Memes on Facebook

mum Source: @trollshevikism

Dev and Michael Collins are also prime meme material:

memed Source: Drunken Irish Memes

hh Source: @amduffin

As is the Rising itself:

ceann Source: @aoiph

irish Source: Irish Republican Memes

Interesting times ahead…

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Emer McLysaght

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