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Campaign to change Limerick's Google image succeeds...sort of

They may not have expected another, more fantastical result to pop up.

Limerick stock Limerick. No werewolves in this picture. Niall Carson / PA Wire Niall Carson / PA Wire / PA Wire

WE LOVE IT when a plan comes together. We love it even more when two plans come together.

In April a group of Limerick citizens began a campaign to change Google’s first search suggestion for the city when you type in “Why is Limerick…”, which was “Why is Limerick so rough”.

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They asked people to type “Why is Limerick so awesome” in the search box instead, in the hopes that the Auto-Complete algorithm would change and throw up a positive image of the city first.

And it worked! The first search suggestion for “Why is Limerick…” on Google is now “Why is Limerick so awesome”.

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But…what’s that? Why is Limerick so full of…huh?

The fourth search suggestion is the work of some cheeky DailyEdge.ie commenters, who thought they’d have a bit of craic with the algorithm.

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Well guys, that worked too. “Why is Limerick so full of werewolves?” is the fourth Google search suggestion for “Why is Limerick…”.

Excellent work, one and all.

Previously: This group of Limerick citizens wants to change the way Google search sees the city>

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