Vernacular Map of Ireland by The Word Bird on The Irish Workshop

This product is handmade in Co.Wicklow, Ireland

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


With my English teacher hat on I gave this the rather grand title of Vernacular Ireland but it quickly got a nickname – The Manky Map – which suits it perfectly. Originally made of my father’s sayings, I cleaned it up for retail and hope that it’s now respectable enough for most people’s toilet walls. All the sayings are ones I have heard while living and travelling in Ireland. It makes a thoughtful and fun gift for those living away from Ireland. Our language connects us with our homeland, some phrases can bring us right back to a particular person or a specific place. Above all though it will give them a right laugh and you can’t beat that.

  • Size of print: A3
  • Note that this print is sold unframed
  • The print is on off-white 350gsm poster paper which is a very firm paper with a slight sheen
  • The print is rolled in tissue and mailed in a poster tube

Note: If you buy more than one of my prints in the same order  I will ship them in the one poster tube to save you shipping costs. If you would like them delivered in individual tubes please order separately or contact me via the “Ask the maker a question” form and we can arrange a special order for you. Shipping costs Eur 5.00 per tube for international destinations.

Ready to ship in 3-5 business day from Republic of Ireland

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Shipping Policy

- Please note CHRISTMAS 2018 deadlines below -

My pieces are typically ready to ship within 3-5 days of your order.
Delivery times vary based on location but here are estimates:
USA 7-10 days
Europe 5-6 days
UK 3-5 days
Ireland 1-2 days

Please note the following last parcel postage dates as advised by An Post :-
Australia, NZ, USA, The Far East Dec 7th 2018
Europe Dec 12th 2018
GB Dec 17th 2018
N. Ireland Dec 18th 2018
Rep Ireland Dec 18th 2018

Please note that any customs, duties or other related fees are the responsibility of the customer and will vary from country to country.

All orders are shipped via standard post.
If your order is urgent please contact me via my store page and we will try to expedite delivery, We can not however guarantee delivery times. Orders are shipped via regular mail and do not have tracking numbers.


Refund Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt of cancellable goods, to notify me if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. Please make requests via the "contact the maker" box on my store page or through The Irish Workshop customer team (please see your order confirmation email for details). You will be required to return the order to me in a satisfactory condition within 14 days of the return request.
Please note: goods that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements are non-refundable unless faulty on receipt.

3 reviews for The Vernacular Map of Ireland

  1. (verified owner):

    I received my posters (plural )-Thank you lots, and your special note and instructions add a world class personal touch to nice unique fun product,
    Thanks G

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    It was better than expected. Great item, lots of fun to look at and read. Stock quality was very good. Truly a fun addition for any household with Irish roots.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My 3 posters came in the post today. Thanks Susan-they look terrific and the personalised guitar print is going to go down a treat! A pleasure to deal with-prompt, witty and clearly talented. And not just for the over seas market; passing on your details locally.
    Best of luck with Word Bird.

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