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8 beautiful illustrations that capture what it means to be Irish



1. Can & Pals by Fuchsia Macaree

cans Source: Fuschia Macaree

The two main components of any Irish summer.


2. When I Die by Steve Simpson

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Inspired by the famous James Joyce quote. Sure, doesn’t it make your heart swell with pride for our fair city?


3. When In Doubt by Aoife Dooley

When-In-Doubt-Superquin-Sausages-2 Source: Aoife Dooley

Something all Irish people know to be true.


4. Sinéad by Mick Minogue

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This pull toy recreates the now-infamous moment that national treasure Sinéad O’Connor tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live.

See it in all its glory here.


5. A Fine Day in Dublin Bay by Tarsila Kruse

Tarsila-Kruse-A-Fine-Day-In-Dublin-Bay Source: Tarsila Kruse/Jam Art

Makes you want to go for an ol’ saunter, doesn’t it?


6. Is Mise Bart Simpson by Fatti Burke

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Ah, the finest moment in the history of Irish aural exams.


7. The Five Stages of an Irish Summer by Eoin Whelehan

eoin-whelehan-five-stages-of-an-irish-summer Source: Eoin Whelehan

In a nutshell.


8. Zip Up Yer Mickey by Fergus O’Neill

zipu Source: Fergus O'Neill/Jam Art

Because everyone needs a Twink-inspired print in their lives.


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