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11 reasons why going on the rollover is a strong Irish tradition

I can’t go on. I’ll go on.

1. The difference between ‘the cure’ and the rollover is key

The cure is imbibed to alleviate a hangover. The rollover’s purpose is to create another one entirely.

2. But one can quickly turn into the other

This spontaneity is what keeps our country going after all these years.

3. Embarking on a rollover is often a feat of willpower

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Everything looks grim at 9am (unless you never went to bed. Then you’re grand).

4. It gives purpose to that one friend who is more than willing to go on the cans before it’s even noon

Cheers 🍻 #drinks#with#mybabe#lovehim#carling#onthecure#andwhat#likeforlike#f4f😎

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There’s always one. They live to rollover, and we just follow where they go.

5. People on the rollover can be easily identified

#pygsundays sums the day...#pygmalion

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They are bleary of eye, scruffy of dress, and unshaven/wearing most of the makeup from last night.

6. But there’s comfort to be found in the fact that everyone looks like trash

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There are no expectations, only the expectation that you will have the craic.

7. In fact, it’s encouraged

8. The rollover is observed after sporting events, festivals, and holidays

Good to be home #home #guinness #jameson #ballinrobe #mayoforsam

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It doesn’t matter if your team won, lost, or drew. You soldier forward.

9. But Sunday at Electric Picnic (or any given music festival) is its spiritual home

Major festival blues😍 #electricpicnic #throwback #festivalbuddies

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You’ll never see so many people collectively trying to power through. It’s inspiring.

10. A rollover is often accompanied by strong feelings of regret

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The consequences can be brutal. But there’s no need to worry about them until afterwards.

11. But ultimately, it’s a testament to the Irish spirit

Bottoms up 🍻👌 #Dublin #pintspintspints

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We just never give up. (Until it’s time to go into work with a massive head on us. Then we give up.)

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