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12 feelings every Irish person has about the Good Friday alcohol ban


1. ”It’s total bulls**t that you can’t buy alcohol on Good Friday.”

You’ve never called into Liveline before, but you’re tempted to talk to Joe about this every year. It’s a disgrace, etc.

Joe-Duffy-Studio-1 Source: RTE


*mutters something about Ireland not being able to do anything right*

3. ”Talk about harking back to the dark ages. What’s next? Keeping men and women on the opposite side of the room in dancehalls?”


4. “Ireland.” *throws eyes up to heaven*


5. ”On the other hand, it is kind of worth it to see English stag parties get turned away from pubs in Temple Bar…”

Truly the most Irish kind of schadenfreude.

6. “And we suppose it does turn drinking into a challenge.” 

Oh, you think you can stop us from drinking for a day? Just watch us.

7. “If it weren’t for the alcohol ban, we wouldn’t have Good Friday sessions…”

Ain’t no session like a Good Friday session because a Good Friday session feels forbidden.

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8. “Although now that we think about it, is it not sort of bad that the whole country gets antsy if we can’t go to the pub for a day?” 

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9. “No! That’s what the squares want me to think.”

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10. *reads that the alcohol sales ban will be abolished next year and gets weirdly emotional*

giphy (39) Source: Giphy

11. “You’ll miss the air of divilment on Holy Thursday all the same.”


12. “Some day, I’ll tell my grandchildren about the great Easter sessions we used to have and they’ll look at me the same way I look at my grandparents when they talk about Latin Mass. “

Oh, Ireland.

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Amy O'Connor

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