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Guinness got the shamrock wrong on their Paddy's Day ads in Toronto

But, thanks to the vigilant Irish in the city, they will be fixed immediately.

ST PATRICK STATION on the Toronto Subway line is usually bedecked in green, but this week the station has been taken up a level of Irishness thanks to the imminent arrival of Paddy’s Day.

And it was there that Irish man in Toronto Aidan Ryan spotted a Guinness poster celebrating Paddy’s Day with a joke about foliage.

But they’d put in a four-leaf clover instead of a Shamrock

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Which, of course, didn’t go unnoticed by the Irish in the city

And the heroes of the Irish & New In Toronto Facebook group were on it in a flash

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“Know the one that’s one too many”

Eagle-eyed Irish take our shamrocks seriously.

Irish man in Toronto Gareth O’Connell told that he Facebook messaged Guinness to let them know of the oversight – and they got back to him (and the others who messaged) with this sound response:

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Gareth says that he sent Guinness a message when he saw people on the Irish & New in Toronto group talking about it – but he never thought they would respond:

They couldn’t have replied better – and when I posted it on the group a lot of people seemed relieved.

Guinness Ireland confirmed to that the offending posters have been removed as of last night.

So now we can all celebrate Paddy’s Day – no matter where we are – with the real Shamrock as our true Irish companion.

Well played, everyone.

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