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The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone's childhood

Too much nostalgia to handle.

TRYING TO SUM up an Irish childhood might seem like hard work, but the good people of Twitter took over the place with the #GrowingUpIrish hashtag tonight.

And the results were brilliantly accurate:

They covered every topic

Tweet by @Ryan Cullen Source: Ryan Cullen/Twitter

You learned that move from an early age.

The standard summer holiday

fatherted Source: FatherTed/Twitter

This mortifying ritual

Plenty of this – no harm*

*well, actually, maybe some harm.

Every Irish child’s nemesis

The highlights of your Sunday

The fabled backseats

Always leaving with a sneaky tenner

The cure all

Tweet by @Fiona Dillon Source: Fiona Dillon/Twitter

Even better than flat 7Up.

When will this noble sport take its rightful place in the Olympics?

Tweet by @David McWilliams Source: David McWilliams/Twitter

The mating ritual of the Irish school disco

Tweet by @amy [PB] Lrh Source: amy [PB] Lrh/Twitter

This ringing endorsement

Tweet by @alice Source: alice/Twitter

Hysterical, but also correct to be worried

Tweet by @Eoghan McDermott Source: Eoghan McDermott/Twitter

This sign of the apocalypse

Tweet by @LeToya Fuckett Source: LeToya Fuckett/Twitter

Which is slightly ironic because now you can’t get enough of the place.

This truth that hits home for many

Tweet by @Eimear Source: Eimear/Twitter

What else would they be wearing?

And finally, this killer school move

floral Source: Textureking/Twitter

*applause*

More #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow has taken over Twitter and it’s brilliantly nostalgic>

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David Elkin

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