10 VERY IRISH #OPHELIA TWEETS

Sep 11, 2022
             
             

If there’s one thing for which Ireland – north and south – is renowned, it’s a determined, unflappable sense of humour. As Ireland recovers from the effects of Ophelia, and as Northern Ireland ponders some serious questions exposed by the storm, we wanted to recognise some of the stoical humour that made people smile on an otherwise unsettling day.

Here are 10 of the tweets that exemplified a very Irish approach to dealing with difficult times.

https://twitter.com/Little_ArmS/status/919796772058337280

The Dublin Fire Brigade were quick to appreciate the benefits of tapping into humour as a way of grabbing people’s attention on the likely seriousness of Ophelia’s impact:

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/919519112321290240

Parents will have been relieved that their children didn’t have to make a potentially hazardous journey to and from school, but one Galway pub couldn’t resist having a poke at some of the others getting a day off:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/ophelia?f=images&vertical=news&src=hash

Over in Dundalk, we wonder if Andrew Maddy managed to get his lie in:

https://twitter.com/meanderingtripe/status/920039501405319169

The BBC’s Mark Simpson always loves a metaphor in his reports. He was quick to pick up on the symbolism of this outage in BT4:

https://twitter.com/bbcmarksimpson?lang=en

Ophelia raised a number of questions on the different warnings in place across Ireland. Charles Crowley had this explanation:

https://twitter.com/crowley_IE/status/919851370102116353

Poor Larne is used to getting a hard time, rain or shine. Yesterday was no exception.

https://twitter.com/LADFLEG/status/919937501275541505

Some people interpreted ’emergency supplies’ with a distinctly Irish flavour:

https://twitter.com/KateMcLoughney/status/919614522293354496

With a Saharan dust infused sky over Great Britain, Kyle Malone speculated that Ireland might have a different approach to yesterday’s apocalyptic atmosphere:

https://twitter.com/BetterOffMalone/status/919931956741246977

And, finally, you might have seen a few trampolines blowing astray. But what else might have arrived in your back garden?

https://twitter.com/itsluisagibson/status/919898181361721350

We hoped you’ve appreciated these as much as we did. If you have any contenders of your own, please send us your suggestions.

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