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Local ‘felfie’ an internet sensation

Wednesday, 8th January, 2014 1:28pm
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Local ‘felfie’ an internet sensation

A fantastic 'felfie' from Christine Warburton from Moate. Also pictured below is winning 'felfie' in the Irish Farmers Journal 'Selfie on the Farm Competition' from Newport farmer PJ Ryan.

Local ‘felfie’ an internet sensation

A fantastic 'felfie' from Christine Warburton from Moate. Also pictured below is winning 'felfie' in the Irish Farmers Journal 'Selfie on the Farm Competition' from Newport farmer PJ Ryan.

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The year just gone by was certainly the year of the selfie, but 2014 introduces a new kid on the block - the ‘felfie’ or farm-based selfie - which has become an internet sensation.


And one Moate native has embraced the new trend of taking self portraits with an agricultural flavour with amusing results, making the final of a highly successful ‘Selfie on the Farm’ competition run by the Irish Farmers Journal Facebook page.


Christine Warburton with her self taken portrait ‘If In Doubt, Pout It Out’ was one of twelve finalists in the contest which has gone viral recently and garnered plenty of media publicity in America, England and all over Europe.


The selfies taken on farmland all over Ireland feature among others the entrants pictured with a goose, calves and some hungry cows, each accompanied by a humorous caption.


However, the runaway winner was Newport farmer PJ Ryan pictured smoking his pipe with sale stock behind him. He garnered 1,600 likes for his selfie sent in by his daughter Aisling.


Selfie was named as word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries, which suggested its frequency in the English language had increased by 17,000% in the last year.


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