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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

10 of the weirdest and most brilliant pictures sent in by our readers

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird crap like this.

OVER HERE AT headquarters we sometimes get sent in really, REALLY random stuff.

While for the most part our readers send us news tips and pictures that are perfectly relevant and useful, sometimes they’re really not.

We used to post some of the weird sh*te that got sent our way, and we’ve recently started bringing back the randomness.

So here’s a look at some of the surprises we got when we opened our inboxes recently:

Doctor doctor 

One reader got in touch with a sketch that depicted their medical card application experience here in Ireland.

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Horsing around 

Another reader sent in a photo of this “thoroughbred stallion” that they spotted on sale on Done Deal.


Galway Tornado

Us Irish love talking about the weather and we regularly get in photos of the sky in all different states.

This one came in with the caption, “Tornado over the Spanish Arch, Galway”.



This picture came in simply labeled, ‘Little people of Ireland’.



This beauty came in with no caption – not even a location.


Snow chance

A reader got in touch to explain that this is what they faced after travelling for 1 hour and 30 minutes to play in a ladies GAA match in Glenflesk – only to be told the all weather pitch can’t handle snow!

Kerry Ladies Lge. Div.4 Beale Ladies vs Glenflesk. Traveling 1hr 30mins to Glenflesk GAA in a blizzard to the back arse of nowhere.

But fear not, they added, “At least the cup of tea was decent.” Phew!



We also got sent in these photos of pictures of drinks on a Facebook page. Yes – we get sent in photos of photos on Facebook – with no attempt made to cover up the screenshot.

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We can even see they decided to take the snap after 9pm and they only had 47% battery doing it.

Thanks ever so much for that.


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Here’s another – albeit beautiful – image of the sky.

It was taken from Islandbridge, Dublin 8.


Nice View

This picture was sent in by a reader who has a keen interest in dolphins, explaining that they are early in Donegal Bay this summer.

I don’t have photos yet but will keep trying. I live on the cliff with a grandstand view.

Well for some.

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