They came from Thailand, from Egypt, from America, from the United Kingdom.
They were, as they tweeted, #hometovote.
That hashtag as well as others related to Friday's gay marriage referendum in Ireland trended worldwide on social media, as thousands of marriage equality supporters returned to a homeland in which they once felt unwelcome. The messages and images showed the joy and pride in their nation and this opportunity.
Here are some of the best we've come across so far: