Irish celebrities are a fascinating species.
Some native to this small island have short but stunning careers while others (sometimes inexplicably) have a life-span of decades.
It has been said that you can tell the story of a nation through its objects but we believe that images of whoever is attending a press call on St Stephen’s Green or photographed at the launch of a new brand of alcohol offer far more insight into where we are as a country.
Happily, there’s now a curated online archive that highlights the best of our native famous people doing their thing – the appropriately named Irish Celebs Doing Things Instagram account.
It’s Reeling In The Years for the social media age, chronicling the life and times of our famous people rather than any social or political developments.
It’s carefully manned by journalist Amy O’Connor, whose affection for the humble Irish celeb is clear from her brilliant, insightful captions.
We could go on and on, but you’re better off going for a look yourself.
If you ever wondered where you might see Eoghan Quigg meeting Beyoncé, Georgia Salpa making SSIAs sexy or George Hook choosing chocolate over a Twitter feud, wonder no more.