An online campaign to convince a popular social networking website to recognise a small Irish village has finally ended in a victory for the common man.
The web surfing community of the small Co. Limerick village of Effin can now, officially, have their risqué locale as their online 'homeplace' after it was originally deemed 'offensive' by Facebook.
Local Post Mistress Edna O'Turmoil (82) joined Facebook in 2010 and began the campaign last year. She was surprised to have succeeded as there was no official announcement made about Facebook's change of heart.
"We weren't feckin' told about it, but it seems that the feckin' change happened sometime over feckin' Christmas. It looks like feckin' everyone here in feckin' Ireland from feckin' Effin can now register that as their 'feckin' homeplace', a very drunk Ms O'Turmoil said.
"And for feck's sake, call me Edna", she added.
Ms O'Turmoil even contacted Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and invited him to her village for eight pints of Guinness and a fight to prove its existence.
Having done extensive research, she also informed him that Effin parish has been mentioned in journals as far back as 1978.
But while the champagne corks were popping in Effin, it looks as though similar campaigns in the nearby hamlets of Upper Cuntley, Fuckton Magna and Wankbridge are unlikely to succeed.