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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# redhead convention
Here's what happened when thousands of redheads gathered in Cork at the weekend
It looked like a lot of fun.

THE IRISH REDHEAD convention took place over the weekend, and it looked like a serious amount of craic.

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The convention takes place in Crosshaven, Cork, every year, and attracted over 2,500 redheads over the weekend. More than 40 ginger-themed events took place over the three days, and we throned a new Redhead King and Queen.

Emma Ni Chearuil and Alan O’Neill got the coveted title of Redheaded Royalty

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Hannah Joseph from Australia was named the Furthest-Travelled Redhead

What a title.

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While Molly Murphy got the Porcelain Skin Redhead gong

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There were lots of paintings of redheads

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Cork artist Kerry Collins was on hand.

The Best Red Family winners, or the real-life Weasleys?

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Bonny Baby Charlie Twomey is simply adorable

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There was a blind food tasting with ONLY red foods

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And redhead speed dating

Their self-confessed ‘conservation project’.

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The world’s largest redhead ceili took place on the streets

There was even a redhead sheep!

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If that’s not all, they had their own festival stage full of ginger performers, a Red Olympics, and a whole damn ginger parade

They’re almost having too much craic, those redheads.

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Written by Nicola Byrne and posted on

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