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Finally, 9 important answers to 'Was it for this?'

Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone…

WB YEATS’ SEMINAL poem September 1913 asks a question that has buried itself deep in Irish culture.

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So often the rhetorical incredulous cry of ‘was it for this?’ goes up, and so often it goes unanswered (which, er, makes sense, given that it’s rhetorical).

We’re here now though, without even a hint of irony, to present you with some things that it was, in fact, for…

1. Yes, it was for US comedian Kevin Hart to be able to sign Ceannt’s face on the 1916 walking tour booklet

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2. Yes, it was for these tricolour Tayto as Gaeilge

3. Yes, it was for this forthcoming Broadway Musical

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4. Yes it was for this chocolate

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5. Yes it was for a €2 can of Dutchy

6. Yes it was for this International United Kingdom leprechaun nutcracker (?!)

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7. Yes, it was for these underpants in the Garden of Remembrance


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8.  Yes it was for this to be UTV Ireland’s telly schedule

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9. Yes, it was for this package

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Emer McLysaght

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