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Angry postcard from kid sent to the Gaeltacht goes viral fourteen years after it was written

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 07/12/2015 | 12:41

The hilarious postcard was written 14 years ago
Credit: Facebook/Ryan Tubridy Show
The hilarious postcard was written 14 years ago Credit: Facebook/Ryan Tubridy Show

Most 20 and 30-somethings can relate to being packed off to Irish College during the summer holidays.

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Eating sausages for breakfast, lunch and dinner, weekly trips to mass, playing kiss-chase on the train and pledging allegiance to the Irish flag were just some of the stories that made their way home to bemused family and friends.

Love this postcard that Ger Roche received from her youngest son who was spending a summer in the Gaeltacht in Connemara when he was about 13 (he is now 29). Ger has always kept it because it was so funny!

Posted by The Ryan Tubridy Show on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This postcard, penned by a 13-year-old in 2001, was typical of the correspondence that winged its way back to Mammy.

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It seems that this poor lad didn't exactly have the time of his life while at the Gaeltacht.

We particularly like the way he signed off:

"Your angry son who you through (sic) away to a Bog."

He's clearly a fan of saying it like it is.

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We're hoping that the "girl who looked like Satan" doesn't recognise herself thanks to that less than flattering description.

The postcard was posted to the Ryan Tubridy Show’s Facebook page as part of a competition and it’s been liked by over 8,600 people and shared over 1,700 times.

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