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9 things people in Ireland just can't stop stealing

From beer glasses in Dublin to pieces of history in Connemara, there are sticky fingers all over the country.

HAVE YOU EVER stolen anything? If your answer was no, we bet we can prove you wrong. Thanks to a few prosperous years, our country and its various sites and establishments are just full of lovely things and some people couldn’t resist ‘borrowing’ a couple.

Here are a few of the more popular choices for the common, everyday thief (who doesn’t think they’re a thief)…

1. Funky beer glasses from the Bull and Castle in Dublin. No, they’re not included in the price of those delicious European beers, okay?

(Image: [puamelia]/Flickr)

2. Those little pencils from Argos. They’re so tiny and cute, they’re just asking to be taken. Similar adorable writing utensils can also be found in your local bookies.

(Image: Danny Nicholson/Flickr)

3. The stones from the beach in Bray, Co Wicklow. The rules forbidding the removal of the stones are regularly flouted by beach revellers. (We don’t think throwing them into the sea counts though.)

(Image: Christina Finn/TheJournal.ie)

4. Napkins from Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Dundrum, Dublin as seen on Ebay. These people probably bought them though…

5. Super kitsch milk jugs, egg timers and salt and pepper shakers (and just about everything else) from L. Mulligan Grocers in Dublin. They’ve even set up an amnesty box in the hope that some of the items might be returned.

(Image: bettyx1138/Flickr)

6. Street signs from Killoscully. A few letters away from the fictional town of Killnascully but that hasn’t deterred some people.

(Image: KillinaskullyTV/YouTube)

7. Burger King crowns. Yes, technically they’re for children but when you’re feeling a little tipsy, nothing completes your ensemble better. And otherwise, how will people know you’re the king of the all the burgers in the land?

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8. Parts of the walls of the original Quiet Man Cottage. They make for a lovely fireplace, apparently. Save the Quiet Man Cottage have been campaigning for a number of years to have the ruins restored to their original glory, but they’d better hurry before it’s all gone.

(Image: Gus Martin)

9. Trendy napkins at Crackbird in Dublin that were specially made by students at NCAD. People were even spotted wearing them as scarves around the city. Flaunting their crime.

(Checkered napkin image/Shutterstock)

Add to our list with your own suggestions in the comments below. Remember: we’re not condoning it.

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