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11 reasons why The Irish For is the most delightful Twitter account in Ireland


irish Source: The Irish For/Twitter

FOR A SMALL island, we sure do produce a lot of quality Twitter accounts.

One such account is The Irish For, a delightful resource dedicated to sharing old and unusual Irish words.

Run by @daracho, the account has amassed nearly 16,000 followers since it started in January 2015.

The account’s remit?

Smithereens of the Irish language, translated with grá for your pleasure.

Every day, the account reminds us of what a special language Irish is

We’re such a… poetic people

poet Source: The Irish For/Twitter

(Though maybe not as poetic as our Icelandic counterparts.)

theirsh Source: The Irish For/Twitter

mark Source: Flickr

It teaches us that Ireland can be very rude sometimes

Side-note: ‘rock boob’ and ‘suckmother’ totally sound like the name of bad metal bands.

irisha Source: The Irish For/Twitter

iteaf Source: The Irish For/Twitter

The account has been known to deliver sick burns…

Particularly at the expense of one Nigel Farage.

irish Source: The Irish For/Twitter

And offer a uniquely Irish perspective on how grim 2016 has been

But no matter how grim things get, it’s always on hand to cheer us up

Stellar GIF work.

fasf Source: The Irish For/Twitter

koal Source: The Irish For/Twitter


Also, we’re just going to say it – The Irish For has the best profiler on Twitter

Michael D <3

irish Source: The Irish For

With that, we’ll leave you with the most perfect tweet…

And if you’re not following The Irish For, please seek to rectify that immediately.

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