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11 times Irish delis were a window into the nation's soul

Get yer hang sangwiches.

1. That time you couldn’t get a roll without seeing a nativity scene at Christmas

You know you're back in Ireland when you can say a prayer over the nativity crib as you choose your salad...

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2. And when a deli in Carlow ran the best like and share competition of all time

frehs Source: Fresh Bites/Facebook

3. Never forget that a deli in Dublin has its own Chicken Fillet Roll queue

4. And that time Centra went all out with the correct pronunciation

hang Source: Officer_DanDan Reddit

5. When this place in Wexford invented the bacon and cabbage roll

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6. And a place in Limerick introduced the Breakfast Box

brekkie2 Source: Imgur

7. There are even fancy bacon and cabbage sambos to dig your teeth into – proving once again that our delis can be innovative

8. A nation where Tayto chicken fillet roll recipes are cherished

filled tayto chicken roll Source: GastroGays.com

9. This cheese counter in the Merrion Centre in Dublin knows its audience

Source: gordonspierin

10. We write songs in dedication to the jambon

Source: Fupin Eejits/YouTube

11. And bless new deli counters

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As is correct.

A sacred, sauce-filled place.

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