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Irish dancing and toilet paper barriers: 11 weird (and wonderful) pics our readers send to us

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird – but wonderful – things like this.

OVER HERE AT TheJournal.ie headquarters we get sent some really random stuff via email.

Some of it is hilarious. Some of it is heartbreaking.

While more of it is, well, just plain weird.

Since we started doing this post last year, you all copped on and started sending in even more weird sh*te, as well as some wonderful shots.

So here’s a look at some of the surprises we got when we opened our inboxes over the past few weeks. Keep ‘em coming.


Majella O’Dwyer Rock sent us this amazing photo of some Irish dancing in Killlarney. Keep it up Majella.

Election Poster

Sharon Kiernan made us laugh when she exclaimed: “I’m going to have to look at this guy staring in at me every time I go downstairs. Make him go away …..please…….”

Just four weeks to go Sharon….

Roy Keane

Eagle eyed Eimear Coll noticed a slight mistake in a newspaper this week.

David Moyes

And then she made another one.


A reader wrote:

Hey! I took this beautiful photo on Saturday evening in Achill Island,Co. Mayo and would love if you could share it to the country. It reminds us that even in times of difficulty this country finds ways to give us faith in it again. Thanks for the time.


Paul H says:

RTE is desperate to get the weather forecast correct. It has taken to predicting last months weather, still got it wrong.


“Great to see the positive support after the recent vandalism and graffiti,” says a reader. People in the area of the Liam Whelan Bridge have added even more football jerseys to the memorial. Read more about that story here.


“Our resident Hazel House donkey smiling for the camera in the recent sunshine!” says the Rathfarnham-based business.

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We’re pretty sure gardaí are allowed eat icecream but one reader wasn’t happy at this sight:

Guards on Oliver plunkett street cork eating ice cream and talking while in full uniform!


“I think the view from Elmgreen golf course looked pretty nice today!”



Only on Good Friday in Ireland would you see this…

“SuperValue Blackrock, wall of toilet paper surrounded the closed off-licence.”

Conor Flannery

Taken by Conor Flannery on Easter Sunday. Brilliant work.

If you’d like to send us some news tips or pictures email us at tips@thejournal.ie or pictures@thejournal.ie.

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