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grimy leprechauns

Ireland doesn't fare too well in this excellent map of the world in stereotypes

But then again, no one does.

GRIMY LEPRECHAUNS, BAR fighters, the Titanic…is this really how the world sees Ireland?

Artist Martin Vargic has painstakingly drawn and labelled a map of the world – but instead of place names, the map is labelled with stereotypes of each country. And it’s extremely comprehensive.

He’s keen to stress that the opinions expressed on the map are not his:

This map was not meant to offend anybody in any way, it is a parody of how people often stereotype various nations, countries and areas.

So we shouldn’t get so mad at how the map claims Irish people are seen:

stereotypes map

  • Birthplace of the Titanic (Belfast)
  • Saint Patrick
  • Gingers
  • Grimy leprechauns
  • Bar fighters
  • Irish pub

Hmm. OK. We can laugh about ourselves. It’s funny.


Here’s what other European countries have to put up with:

  • Pubes (France)
  • Metrosexuals (Sweden)
  • Meh (Latvia)
  • Sheep Lovers (Bristol, UK)
  • Black Metal (Norway)

You can pore over the rest of the map here, if you have a few hours to kill.


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