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A couple embraces outside the count centre in Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage.Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Before the results were in, many in Ireland were celebrating a win for the 'yes' campaign in the country's referendum for same-sex marriage.

Despite Father Ted putting up a brave fight…

Times have changed in Ireland…

Although 'yes' celebrations did have to pause for a prayer

While many see the vote as making Ireland a better place to live…

And the kids saying yes…

Not everyone is happy at the (predicted) result…

And soon reality will sink in…