Humans Of Shop Street Is The New Twitter Account You Absolutely Have To Follow

By katedemolder

July 11, 2017 at 2:14pm


Twitter can be a strange place.

Just this week, it appears that Ed Sheeran left the social media network to avoid the volume of hatred he was getting from trolls every day.

However, there is another side to Twitter that involves nothing but wit, merrymaking and laughter. 

And this is perfectly encapsulated by our newest Twitter obsession, Humans Of Shop St

This newest Twitter page is growing more popular by the second, and with curator Darach Ó Séaghdha at the helm - the content is scripted to perfection. 

The page's bio describes itself as: ''Character sketches based on random Irish names from http://www.fantasynamegenerato... . A  side-project.''

Darach spoke to about the new set-up, and how it all came to be:

''One of my followers on - the very nice - sent me a link to a writers' tool; it's a character name generator. I tried it out. The Irish names - which were intended to be used for druids and Celtic warriors - mostly sounded more like Gaeilgeoir hipsters to me. It just evolved from there!''

He also spoke from experience... 

''I have a very Irish name myself (Darach Ó Séaghdha) so I know the stereotypes people have of us, so it was fun to send that up a bit. ''

The tweets are all sorts of spectacular - and they just keep on coming.

And that's not all...

Fans of this sort of lark will be happy to know that Ó Séaghdha is releasing a book of the same ilk, Motherfoclóir: Dispatches From A Not-So Dead Language  which will be ready to purchase come September. 

Check out the Twitter page for yourself right here, and until next time - slán go fóill a chairde Gael. 

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