4 St Patrick’s Day apps that could potentially offend Irish people

17 Mar 2015

Like any major holiday these days, app developers have been quickly throwing together apps in a bid to nab a few downloads and St Patrick’s Day is no exception.

Bordering the line of what could be considered decency, most apps relating to Ireland’s national holiday focus on all the stereotypes that are now associated with the Irish: drinking, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers.

While definitely catering to the masses of American tourists that descend on Dublin’s Temple Bar each year with novelty miniature leprechaun hats, it would be interesting to see how many copies of such apps are downloaded by those who actually herald from the ‘Emerald Isle’.

The vast majority of apps available on the Apple App Store appear to be very basic photo-editing apps that when not giving you the option of putting a pixelated ginger beard or pipe on the user’s face, are bombarding you with pop-up ads that make them unbearable.

To give a small insight into what they are like, here are four of the most-talked about apps this St Patrick’s Day.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic