Today was an historic day for Ireland. In what is seen as a sign of the peace and close friendship between The Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom the country saw the first State visit by a British monarch.
Meanwhile, on Twitter the visit proved to be a goldmine for the best of Irish online comedy (and lightening fast Photoshop skills). Here are some of the best from today.
According to @fionnkidney there was a massive Garda presence on O’Connell Street today, we can’t argue with him.
— FlONN (@fionnkidney) May 17, 2011
This isn’t quite the G&T the Queen is used to but at least it is in the spirit(s) of things. Photo by @kelvinwins.
— Kelvin Farrell (@kelvinwins) May 17, 2011
Kudos to @johnbirrane for tweeting this #fail of the day.
— John Birrane (@johnbirrane) May 17, 2011
@GinaMurphy saw through the Queen’s disguise straight away (P.S, Does anyone think this is better than what she actually wore?).
— Aoife Louise B (@Aoife_B) May 17, 2011
In some late breaking news @gregomeara discovered the Queen’s outfit for tomorrow.
— Greg O’Meara (@gregomeara) May 17, 2011
Well, it was a long and busy day, you can’t blame the Gardaí. This unphotoshopped image by @lakesly.
— Glen Forde (@lakesly) May 17, 2011
@EntertainmentIE uncovered why it took the Queen so long to get to the Áras.
— Entertainment.ie (@EntertainmentIE) May 17, 2011
According to @swearimnotpaul the Queen brought some friends along with her.
— Ronan Hunt-Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) May 17, 2011
@LauraSlattery proves Wikipedia know everything.
I think it looks like the Queen is wearing “jungle green” myself… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_green #queensvisit
— Laura Slattery (@LauraSlattery) May 17, 2011