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10 photos you'll find in every Irish household

No one is safe.

1. A school photo featuring an unauthorised home haircut

Tried giving myself a haircut forgot school photos were coming up #twat #neveragain #primaryschool #schoolphoto

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And/or several missing teeth.

2. The whole family at a restaurant on holidays, with varying degrees of sunburn

3. A Debs photo with an old boyfriend/girlfriend, still on the mantlepiece

Just so you can stew in regret at your choice of outfit and your choice of date.

4. A surly-looking Communion celebrant

Hands of an angel in prayer, face of a child who desperately wants to get back to the bouncy castle.

5. A professionally-taken family photo from 10+ years ago


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With everyone sort of draped over each other. Bonus points if the whole family is wearing a uniform, like white tops, jeans, and bare feet.

6. A stiffly posed college graduation photo

So my official graduation photos have arrived and I have no eyes thanks to the mortar board and my fringe! Im so annoyed haha, least my hair looks okay :) #graduation #graduationphoto #graduationofficialphoto #fringeproblems #motarboard #problems #chineseeyes Source: Instagram/a_morwenna

In which the subject bares their teeth while clutching a scroll like a piece of driftwood.

7. All the children, posed in order from eldest to youngest on the stairs

If you haven’t been made recreate it already, you will.

8. An ancient black and white photo of a long-dead, stern-looking relative

Albert Wilkinson Born 2/9/1900 Ouston, Gateshesd, England Died 23/10/1991 Port Pirie, South Australia An old photo from the 20s. My great granda Albert Wilkinson. Looks exactly like dad when he had hair. #familyhistory #greatgranda #geordie Source: Instagram/afjwilkinson

Your great-great uncle Séamus. Or is it great-great-great uncle? Does anybody even know any more?

9. A picture of a child awkwardly holding their newborn sibling

This would go on to define your reaction to newborn babies for the rest of your life.

10. And a photo of you that your mam loves but which you desperately wish would fall in the fire

HAHAHA. Haha. Hah. #awkwardphase #13andsodreamy

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Taken at the peak of your awkward phase, but your mam insists it’s ‘lovely’. You best start thinking that way too, because she’s NEVER taking it down. Soz.

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