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Dublin: 4 °C Thursday 27 February, 2020

34 of the most wonderfully Irish things that happened in 2016


IT WAS A good year to be Irish.

1. Like the pride we felt when Countdown invented this new Irish slag


2. This parking excuse

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3. And this parking job in Kilkelly

4. This incident


5. And this one

6. These GAA crazy sheep

Hard luck this year, lads.

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7. These Kildare lads who didn’t need no trailer to transport their turf haul

ajohn Source: John Daly

8. 2016 saw some of the greatest offers in our country’s history

9. And a new icon in ‘Man horsing into a 99 on the Six One’

10. A Spice bag party took over social media

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11. Two puppets presented mass on RTÉ

12. This email

13. This important meeting in Galway

14. Tractor football captured the imagination of the nation

15. When this letter actually got delivered

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16. When this Derry ice cream man went in too deep

17. Someone actually had a Tayto sandwich cart at their wedding

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18. This Robbie Brady edit

19. This album

20. This raffle

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21. This selfie stick

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22. This parish priest’s lunch docket, which shows he got a few sneaky prawns from his server

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23. When a guy tried to drive down Kerry’s famous Sheep Highway

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24. When the weather forecast told us there would be ‘good drying’ out

25. This no shifting sign which had to be put up in Galway

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26. When mass had to change to accommodate the match

27. This half pint in Wexford pub Simon Lambert and Sons

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28. These directions to the Holy Door of Mercy

29. The Ploughing Championships outdone themselves again this year

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30. Michael D used an ATM

31. These scenes in the new Dunnes in South Dublin

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32. This Olympian’s excellent name

33. This non-communion communion card from granny

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34. And finally, this important local news article

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