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11 grim places West Dubliners got the shift

You’ve shifted in at least ONE of these spots, admit it.

WEST DUBLIN, IT’S a hell of a place.

1. The Spa noname disco

The no name was the go-to place for first shifts in Lucan and Palmerstown.

the-lucan-haunted-house Source: Tripadvisor

2. Under the bridge of the M50

Dangerous, yes, but there was guaranteed to be somebody you wanted to shift and write their name all over your pencil case.

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE Source: Wikimedia

3. Somewhere with THIS in the background

You know it.

2496362_065206e1 Source: Geograph.ie

4. The Liffey Valley bus stop

Many a young love began here. I’ll wait for the next bus.

ashift Source: Google Maps

5. Palmerstown graveyard

Creepy, but kinda romantic at the same time.

DSC00151 Source: ratemyarea

No wait, it was just creepy.

6. Down the steps

If you went to school in Lucan, you definitely got the shift here at some stage.

agogo Source: Google Maps

7. Blanch skate park

For the younger among us…

o Source: Yelp

8. The Blanch UCI

If you didn’t get the shift, you at least went on a bad date here.

Blanch-533x400 Source: Fandomania

9. The back of the 25n

Luckily, you knew them first.

Nitelink buses by day April 1992 Rh123,118 and 37 Source: D464-Darren Hall

10. Light nightclub

It’s no longer with us RIP, so don’t go looking. But if you were a teenager back in the day and didn’t get a shift in Light nightclub, well, we’ll say nothin.

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11. By the weir

The nicest place for a shift on a warm summer’s day… aka never.

weir Source: Southdublinhistory

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