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The 22 most Irish things that happened in 2014
Riverdance lads, the Waterford pig, the ice-cream van…

IT’S BEEN A good year for all things Irish.

Here are our favourites from the past 12 months.

1. The Waterford Pig

In September a plucky pig went on a rampage during a street festival in Waterford City. Runaway porker, we salute you.


2. This response to a No Parking sign

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3. Riverdance Lads

This video might be one of the greatest videos that has ever been committed to video. Three Irish lads took their Riverdancing talents around the world. Breathtaking.


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4. This sign in Kildare

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5. These Irish kids snotting themselves

If there was ever a video to rival Riverdance lads, then this is it.

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6. “Jesus Mammy”

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7. The “Jesus Mammy” tshirt


8. The delivery of this letter

Joleen (Girl who runs Redhead Convention)
Somewhere in Crosshaven… a pub???
Co Cork!

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9. This Irish dad’s reaction to his son ‘failing’ his driving test

NSFW language.

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10. Felfies

That’s ‘farm selfies’, for the uninitiated.

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11. 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

Baz Ashmawy’s Sky TV show saw him taking his 71-year-old mammy Nancy around the world to try a range of death defying tricks, from sky diving to crocodile wrestling.

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It was Nancy’s exclamations of “ah Jesus, ah no Baz, ah Baz” and her bravery and distinct Irish mammyisms that made us fall in love with her.

12. This Buckfast spoof causing panic

It’s no laughing matter.

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13. The cheapest mayonnaise in Cavan

14. The Flahavans tracksuit on the Late Late

Sherlock star Andrew Scott appeared on the Late Late Show back in January and it was revealed that he was the kid from the eighties Flahavans ad. Remember, the one with the tracksuits.


Well Mr Flahavan was in the audience, and had a special present for Scott.



15. The woman knitting on the Late Late

Never fear, there was an explanation.

16. This exchange between the Garda Traffic Twitter account and Rubberbandits




17. This debs photo in Cork

A reader told us in August:

It started raining so we had to move the photo shoot indoors.


Mind the good carpet!

18. This series of tweets from AA Roadwatch about a cat

“No Pat it was a cat”

19. The Irish mammy ice bucket challenge commentary

It’s shifted in all directions Eamonn!

Maura O'Neill / YouTube

20. This Carlow Christmas dinner


Full story here.

21. Brush Willis, Macauley Culkit

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21. This


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