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Topic: Ireland

Lucasfilm Ran This Ad in an Irish Paper to Thank the Locals After Filming Star Wars There

Go mbeidh an fórsa leat!

In an infinitely classy and gracious move, Lucasfilm took out an ad in the Irish Examiner to thank the communities of Crookhaven, Goleen and the Brow Head peninsula, where parts…

This Agency Is Selling Its Rejected Creative Work From 3 Pitches on eBay

In need of some orphaned ideas?

Just because an advertising idea has been rejected in a pitch doesn't mean it isn't good. Or at least, it doesn't mean it can't have value—to someone else. Dublin agency The…

Irish Spring's Revival Puts the Bro in Brogue and Keeps Ridiculous Celtic Clichés Alive

Aye lad, the brand's ad comeback still has a whiff of the '80s

Ever wonder what people in Ireland do for kicks? Well, if you want to see for yourself, Aer Lingus runs 12 direct flights daily out of North America. Or you…

This Poignant Anti-Bullying Film Was Created by a 13-Year-Old Boy From Ireland

Turning a bad experience into an empowering message

Online bullying leaves real scars, argues a compelling short video from one young victim. Luke Culhane, a 13-year-old from Ireland, produced, edited and stars in the two-and-a-half minute film. In it,…

Airbnb Offers the Ultimate Halloween Sleepover: A Night in the Paris Catacombs

Get cozy in costume with 6 million resting souls

Looking for the ultimate scare? Airbnb is running a contest that will give two lucky people the chance to sleep in the Catacombs of Paris, home to over 6 million…

Heineken Hid a Rugby Legend Inside a Dublin Pub. Here's What Happened Next

A slow, satisfying reveal for hard-core fans

Days before the opening match of the Rugby World Cup, Heineken surprised a Dublin pub chock-full of rugby fans with the coolest prize machine ever. In exchange for their names and…

3-Year-Old Cab Driver Surprised Passengers to Mark a Ride-Hailing App's Birthday

Hailo hid the real driver in the seat

Dubliners did a double-take recently when they called a cab via the Hailo app, only to have a 3-year-old pull up at the wheel. Local agency Guns or Knives organized the…

Ad of the Day: A Driver Looks Back Once, and Then Forever, in This Beautifully Bleak PSA

Irish road-safety ad will have viewers spinning

It's been a while since we've seen a really brutally depressing road-safety PSA. But Ireland obliges—with help from master craftsman director Martin Stirling—in the spot below, which warns against behavior…

Audi Makes Fun of Women Drivers (but Not Really) in Curious Twitter Campaign

Tackling the common stereotype

Audi Ireland has decided to directly address the stereotype that women are bad drivers in a Twitter campaign that aims to undermine that perception. The automaker last week posted a series…

When Irish People Describe Their First Time, It Gets Pretty Weird Pretty Fast

Good luck guessing where this one's headed

Sure, the old "they're not really talking about sex" gag is an ancient red herring, but we still enjoyed this bit of low-budget advertising from Cork, Ireland. Obviously we won't spoil…

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