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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 2 April, 2020

Americans are annoyed with the paper towel situation in Irish bathrooms

Sorry lads.

paper Source: Nick Gray/Flickr

IF YOU’VE EVER been to America, you’ll know that they are mad for their paper towels.

While some bathrooms here have paper towels, us Irish prefer to dry our hands the old-fashioned way:

  • With a Dyson Airblade OR
  • With a clump of toilet paper when you get sick of waiting to use the the Dyson Airblade

The lack of paper towels in our loos has proved distressing to some Americans

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone…”

Tweet by @Morgan Carroll Source: Morgan Carroll/Twitter

There are loads of tweets from Americans who are disgusted with our bathroom facilities.

Tweet by @Tessa Source: Tessa/Twitter

“YOU SUCK” – Americans when they encounter ineffective hand dryers

Tweet by @Chandler Jenkins Source: Chandler Jenkins/Twitter

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Our lack of paper towels is regarded with a sense of wonder

“In Ireland, they don’t have paper towels in the bathrooms.”


“And, get this, they don’t have plastic bags either.”

Tweet by @Elinor Source: Elinor/Twitter

Although they are tickled by our use of the term “kitchen roll”

Tweet by @queen chlorophyll Source: queen chlorophyll/Twitter

roll Source: Flickr

There is also a solid appreciation of our Dyson Airblades

“What was the highlight of the trip?” “The extremely efficient hand dryers.”

Tweet by @Joey White Source: Joey White/Twitter

Tweet by @Nick Gebhardt Source: Nick Gebhardt/Twitter

Tweet by @Brian Elliott Source: Brian Elliott/Twitter

We try our best.


Tweet by @Joe Chandler Source: Joe Chandler/Twitter

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Amy O'Connor

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