PIC: The Google Autocomplete map of Ireland is the funniest map of Ireland you’ll ever see
Poor, poor Longford.
We’ve all spent enough time on Google to know that the search engine can come up with some bizarre and often hilarious search suggestions when you type in a certain word and that applies to the individual counties of Ireland as much as anything else.
Inspired by a Google Autocomplete map he had seen elsewhere, Omar Sarhan decided to make a map of Ireland with the each individual county followed by the first suggestion that came up when he typed the name of said county followed by the word ‘is’ into a search on Google Incognito.
We stumbled upon it thanks to Broadsheet.ie this morning and have barely been able to take our eyes off it since.
If that explanation sounds complicated, you’ll understand as soon as you see the map itself.
For example, a search for ‘Donegal is’ was followed by ‘happy’. The same applied for Fermanagh and Galway.
Westmeath, apparently, ‘is king,’ Leitrim ‘is a very funny place’ and the less said about poor Longford the better.
Down is definitely our favourite.
You can see a larger version of the individual map here; it certainly beats Google Maps any day of the week.