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Irish Central: President Obama’s visit to Ireland, and more importantly his famous visit to Ollie Hayes’s pub in Moneygall to enjoy a pint of Guinness, along with the thousands of people who tweeted about the President’s visit, inspired a Wicklow businessman to create this piece of art.

Alan O’Flaherty … created a one off image of Obama made from approximately 1,000 Twitter avatars of users who tweeted on May 23rd … the poster is entitled “Is Féidir Linn” (“Yes We Can”) .. “It’s made up of 1,000 photographs of people who tweeted about the visit on the day. I got the idea of making the image after seeing something similar done when Obama was first elected president.”

30 Responses to “twitteriffic”

  1. 1 AnitaW
    May 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm


  2. 2 Me4obama
    May 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm


  3. 3 StR
    May 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Eclectablog’s wife made something like this from her personal pics she took at rallies. http://www.eclectablog.com/2010/12/last-day-to-order-obama-mosaic-poster.html

  4. 5 theo67
    May 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    The man’s chiseled features are quite something.

  5. 8 dotster
    May 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Pretty cool. I’m really liking these Irish peeps and the way they have taken to our favorite guy. Is everyone there wonderful, or does it just seem like it? Even if there is a couple that miss the mark :), I like the prevailing spirt there. It’s warm and loving.

    • 9 Me4obama
      May 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      I agree with you dotser, very warm and loving people. I am seriously thinking of visiting moneygal in the future. The more I read about it the more I fall in love with moneygall and Ireland as a whole.

    • 10 Sue in Minnesota
      May 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      My sense as well, and definitely stirring the wander lust in me.

      The little girl with the red hair and the freckles that President Obama held will always be remebered in my heart and mind. Always.

  6. 11 Sue in Minnesota
    May 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I think these montages are AMAZING, and clearly resonate the message that “out of many we are one”. Alan O’Flaherty, I applaud you.

    • 12 theo67
      May 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      This is so true, especially when you think about how this President is connected to so many cultures and people. The montage is almost like a visual representation of what he actually is – a little bit of everything.

  7. 13 kelly
    May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Wow I want one. brb searching for my twitter avatar in that poster.

  8. 14 Tulips
    May 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm


  9. 15 Street_Smart
    May 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    This is great!

    May 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm


  11. 17 meta
    May 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm


  12. 18 hopefruit2
    May 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Wow – this President definitely brings out the creative genius and “yes we can” spirit in all humanity!

  13. 19 kasai
    May 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Yes WE Can

    Si Puossiamo

    Oui nous pouvons

    Si Se Puede

    • 20 hopefruit2
      May 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      Very nice!

      Homework for Kasai: Now find the equivalent of “yes we can” in the following languages and post it here 🙂 🙂

      Part A:
      1. Chinese
      2. Japanese
      3. German
      4. Finnish
      5. Polish
      6. Hebrew
      7. Arabic
      8. Korean
      9. Dutch

      • 21 kasai
        May 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        LOL Hopefruit….here we go……I can’t find #10 (kwevol)

        1. Chinese = 是的,我们可以

        2. Japanese = はい私達はすることができます

        3. German = Ja, wir können

        4. Finnish = kyllä ​​voimme

        5. Polish = tak, możemy

        6. Hebrew = כן אנחנו יכולים

        7. Arabic = نعم نستطيع

        8. Korean = 네, 우리가 할 수

        9. Dutch = ja we kunnen

        10.Kweyol = ?????

        • 22 hopefruit2
          May 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm

          DAMN!!!!! You are amazing Kasai…A++++

          I will copy and paste. This one is a keeper. Maybe Chipsticks should feature this on a thread soon 🙂

          I think Kweyol is the same as French for this particular phrase, but maybe someone of Haitian background would know better.

  14. 23 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    LOVE IT! I adore these stories. So much iconography around our Prez.

    Chips, you sure enjoying all the Irish afterglow, aren’t you?…lol! Bask in it — you deserve it.

  15. 24 CEB
    May 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    This is way cool! Hw do we get one?

  16. 25 anameti
    May 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm


  17. 26 HZ
    May 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    The “Drink of Love Around The Globe.”

  18. 27 LAPalm
    June 1, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Hello everyone…In so late with this post….however this is simply amazing & I hope he sent the President a copy to put in his Presidential Library….just saying!

  19. June 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Hi everyone, thanks for the comments about the poster.

    @StR – wasn’t aware of that image (which is fantastic) but I did tell Irish Central I got the idea from a similar mosaic image someone created from thumbnails of images of newspaper frontpages when Obama was elected. There has been such a buzz here after his visit (and that of Queen Elizabeth II) that I thought a commemorative poster like this was a good idea. Whether anyone will actually buy it or not is a different matter 🙂

    @LAPalm – I will definitely send a poster to the presidentual library

    • 29 UT Austin Liberal
      June 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Hey Alan thanks for responding. I really hope the poster does end up in the Presidential Library, especially PBO’s after his 2 terms 🙂 Once again thanks for the image; it is excellent!

  20. June 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

    It’s just been pointed out to me via email (and I’m amazed I missed it) that I spelled Féidir incorrectly on the poster despite me spelling it correctly everywhere else! I have it all fixed now though and have modified the colour of “Linn” to better reflect the proper colour on the Irish flag.

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