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

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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.

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

Tweet by @The Irish For 👫💊🎸 Source: The Irish For 👫💊🎸/Twitter

We’re such a… poetic people

poet Source: The Irish For/Twitter

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

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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

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The account has been known to deliver sick burns…

Particularly at the expense of one Nigel Farage.

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

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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

“jeighbh”

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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.

Tweet by @The Irish For 👫💊🎸 Source: The Irish For 👫💊🎸/Twitter

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