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10 problems only people from the west of Dublin will understand


WE ALWAYS HEAR about north and south, but what about the poor west…?

1. Where’s the sense of belonging?

Are you from the northside or southside?

Neither. Oh.

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2. You’re practically Kildare, but not quite

Lucan? Sure that’s practically Leixlip, isn’t it?


3. We’re still waiting on the Luas extension

You scoff at those moaning about the Luas. You don’t even HAVE ONE.

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4. County Dublin is not a sufficient post code

What’s your postcode? Co. Dublin. No what’s the number? IT’S JUST CO.

It’s not even just the west that gets it either. Dún Laoighaire Rathdown AND even bits of Meath share your postcode. You feel so used.

dublin_map What will we do with the edges? Oh just fill in the gaps with County Dublin. Source: A1dublinplumbing

5. Parking in villages is akin to finding a spot along the quays on December 8

Therefore, this is front page news.


6. The M50 West Link toll

Smack bang in the middle of every route you need to take. Damn you, eFlow late notices.

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7. You don’t even know if you ARE from the west

Define the west. You can’t. It causes more arguments than the toilet seat. Even if you have a clear definition, you’re wrong in somebody’s eyes.


8. You have to go to Kildare for ‘local’ clubs

Town, or save 20 quid in a taxi and go to Maynooth?

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9. This road

They’ll renovate it one day. One day.

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10. Jedward are from your general vicinity

You’re an accessory to this.

Waking Up in PlanetJedward is the coolest! Source: jepicpics

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