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.
Giant Garda presence on O’Connell St. in advance of #Queensvisithttp://twitpic.com/4yscuk
— 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.
I see the Queen’s already been to the gift shop http://twitpic.com/4yweub #queensvisit #bettyie
— Kelvin Farrell (@kelvinwins) May 17, 2011
Kudos to @johnbirrane for tweeting this #fail of the day.
‘Protesters’ burn a British flag while singing an English soccer chant. FAIL. #queensvisit http://twitvid.com/U1P8F
— 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?).
Brilliant! RT @GinaMurphy:Her Majesty now has the formal elements of her Dublin trip completed. yfrog.com/h7dqzyuj #queensvisit“
— Aoife Louise B (@Aoife_B) May 17, 2011
In some late breaking news @gregomeara discovered the Queen’s outfit for tomorrow.
RT @darran BREAKING: Queens outfit for tomorrow leaked!! #iseewhatyoudidthere #bettyIE http://yfrog.com/h2zd88j
— 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.
Some of the Gardaí getting a little impatient on the day of #QueensVisit http://flic.kr/p/9JmcQN
— Glen Forde (@lakesly) May 17, 2011
@EntertainmentIE uncovered why it took the Queen so long to get to the Áras.
Among the highlights for #QueensVisit, the Viking Splash Tour http://i.imgur.com/10d4W.jpg
— Entertainment.ie (@EntertainmentIE) May 17, 2011
According to @swearimnotpaul the Queen brought some friends along with her.
Good to see the Corgis dressed for the occasion: http://drubk.com/pics/1274183274-362.jpg #queensvisit
— 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