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Redheads Everywhere Descend On Festival Specifically For Gingers

Redheads Everywhere Descend On Festival Specifically For Gingers

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I have to say, if there were a planned festival dedicated specifically for blondes or brunettes it would be shut down before the hair dye even managed to sink in.

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So I don't really see why it is necessary to hold a festival dedicated to gingers. Despite my objections, there is one and it's pretty fucking popular.

The Irish Redhead Convention is held in Crosshaven in Cork. More than 1,000 people arrived for this year's festivities to celebrate their ginger hair.

The event, which originally started as a joke by two siblings, is now a major event with 50 volunteers helping to keep everything under control - could you image thousands of angry redheads coming at you?

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Organiser Joleen Cronin, who is said to have come up with the idea in the pub with her brother, described the weekend as an 'empowering and life-changing experience'.

"For once we are the majority in the crowd and to be a part of that is an incredible, fun, empowering and life-changing experience," she said.

The festival, which ran from August 19 to 21, included ginger speed dating and a carrot tossing championship.

This year, there were also prizes up for grabs for the person who had the best ginger beard.

Hamish Kilburn

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