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21 Stock Photos That Prove The World Think Irish People Are Basically Drunk Leprechauns

By niallharbison

March 26, 2017 at 4:02pm


Irish people are thought of a certain way around the world. We all like to think that we are seen as great craic, fun to be around and easy going in general. 

Sure don't people say that to us all the time?

Well a quick look through stock images depicting the Irish tells you a very different story. We spend our days trawling images to use in stories and what you see is a very stereotyped vision of the Irish. 

Put simply we fight, drink green beer, fall asleep and then drink some more green beer when we awake. 

Have a look for yourselves...

1. This guy titled 'drunk Irish guy giving the thumbs up' sets the tone

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2. Just a quiet meal out with friends wearing your shamrock hat as you do

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3. The Irish lads can be slightly sexy too though if needs be it seems

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4. As can the ladies

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5. A visit to the pub means an Irish flag, a green hat and a horrendous looking pint of stout

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6. The red hair and beards are pretty much standard across the board

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7. And after a drinking session the Irish do love a mandatory arm wrestle

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8. While drinking your green beer you will always find pots of gold, horseshoes and shamrocks in an Irish pub

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9. The pace of drinking in an Irish pub is mad

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10. The Irish do know how to dress up smart though

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11. Presumably this means you have to be drunk to be Irish

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12. Nothing says it better than a stock photo sign

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13. Even a double date in Ireland involves green hats and beer

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14. Same for a gals night in watching movies

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15. Watching sports in a bar automatically comes with green beer and somebody sleeping

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16. Ultimately though the Irish are a happy people as long as they have their green beer

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17. Irish people have even learnt how to take selfies with their passed out friends

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18. Young and old, the Irish love their green beer in the pub

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19. Irish women always have red hair and huge pints 

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20. You probably didn't know leprechauns have beer bellies and smoke cigars in Ireland

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21. Ah to be sure to be sure — 'tis great to be Irish

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