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21 reasons living in Dublin will ruin you for life

Oh, Dublin. You old beauty.

1. Because of this view across the bay on a summer evening

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2. And this one, across the canal on a rare day of sunshine

3. Because a pint in Fallons on a wet night is one of the most perfect experiences

Snug life.

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4. Because the zoo has this sign for children

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5. Because you’re never more than 50 yards from a hot chicken fillet roll.

My life #chickenfilletroll #chicken #roll #baguette #foodporn #food #yum #porn #love

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6. Because yes, the Georgian doorways are nice…

Source: infomatique

7. … but locals know the real highlight are the redbrick Victorian streets

8. Because everyone has a favourite nickname for a landmark


9. Because whenever you smell hops and malt, anywhere, for the rest of your life, it’ll remind you

Source: Rob Hurson

10. Because everyone knows the sausage rolls in Lolly & Cooks can cure any hangover

11. Because you can run into the President walking your dog.

Source: Danny Callaghan via Dublin Barber Shop

12. Because the Poolbeg lighthouse, minutes from the city centre, feels like another world

Source: Marie. L.

13. Because Blessington Basin is, and will always be, the city’s best-kept secret

Source: infomatique

14. Because there are 1.5million people, from all places and walks of life, but everyone agrees about one thing

Source: Tumblr

15. Because when celebrations are called for, Dublin takes it to the street

And even the traffic updates join in.

16. Because of the venerable inner-city Dublin pub that is also a vibrant Korean restaurant

Source: infomatique

17. Because the city’s bar staff are second to none

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18. Because you can eat oysters harvested in the West the day before, or lamb reared in Laois, or a toastie made with Co Dublin potatoes (trust us it works), all in one place

🇨🇮😋🍴🍀 #Food #foodmarket #oysters #yummy #dublin #ireland

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19. Because people here care that things are done right

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20. Because of that moment when you’re coming home very, very late and the street sweepers are out and the city feels like it’s yours


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21. And because you’ll never trust a seagull ever again.

Source: aesedepece

More: 20 Things Every Dubliner Knows For Sure>

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