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7 trends that need to sweep Dublin now that doughnuts are on the way out

As they say, out with the old and in with the new.

IT SEEMS THAT the doughnut craze in Dublin may finally be coming to an end. Aungier Danger has shut its doors for good and according to owner Phil Costello, Dublin specifically is ‘over the doughnut boom’.

This means that the market is now open for another ridiculous trend to take over the city for the next two to three years until we get bored of it and move onto the next thing. Here are seven ideas we have for what that trend should be.

1. Shutter sunglasses

Remember back in 2008 when shutter sunglasses were all people we were wearing? Well they need to make a comeback. We need shutter sunglasses popups all over Dublin and we need them now.

2. Penny Farthings

Ok, just hear me out on this one. We have all seen people using scooters, skateboards, hoverboards and unicycles to get to work. What if we introduced an element of class to the work commute by bringing back Penny Farthings? At least Dublin Bus drivers wouldn’t be able to claim that they couldn’t see you when they try to run you off the road.

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3. Coddle

It’s basically the only dish we can claim as being Irish meaning its time has probably come. We need coddle cafés on every corner of Dublin. We need entire food festivals devoted to coddle. THE TIME IS NOW PEOPLE.

4. Poitín

It’s stronger than most spirits and doesn’t come with the notions and emotional baggage that gin does. Sure it might make you go blind if it isn’t made correctly but sure isn’t the risk of trying something new half the fun?

5. Wagon Wheels

The power of Nathan Carter known no bounds because ‘Wagon Wheel’ is somehow one of the most popular songs around. So let’s utilise its popularity to inspire Wagon Wheel popups where you can get a Wagon Wheel sandwich, Wagon Wheel cocktails and Wagon Wheel themed merch. You know you want it.

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6. Doughballs

Is there a better hangover cure than pizza dough filled with garlic and cheese? No there is not. We should be able to have 24/7 access to doughballs with 15 different shops popping up each offering slightly different variations of fillings. The doughnut craze but make it savoury basically.

7. Horoscope cocktails

Yes I know we’re drowning in different cocktail bars around Dublin but do we have a specific cocktail bar dedicated to horoscopes? No, no we do not. Do we need one? Yes absolutely. Think of all the delicious cocktails we could assign to the star signs. The worst ones would go to Pisces. Obviously.

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