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18 things every Dubliner knows for sure

Knowledge from the actual, real capital.

WE’VE RECENTLY BEEN describing the glories of Cork and Galway.

But let’s face it: there’s only one real capital. Here’s what every proper resident knows:

1. Like it or hate it, the smell of the Guinness brewery means home.

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2. Donuts from the stand on O’Connell Street are one of the wonders of the world

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3. This is the perfect way to say ‘No’

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4. Temple Bar is a useful containment area for tourists and newcomers

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5. This.

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6. Coppers is for people from the country… but everyone still somehow ends up there

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7. Summer is coming when the streets fill with lost groups of French and Spanish exchange students.

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8. If you want poems, Pat Ingoldsby will sell you a book of them on Westmoreland Street

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9. This is the best name for our city’s light-rail system

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10. Beshoffs is for tourists. Burdocks is the real fish and chips.

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11. The absolute best time to see Dublin is with the sun setting over the Liffey

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12. Every Dubliner has one pub which they KNOW serves the city’s best Guinness.

But they’re all different.

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13. On a sunny day, don’t try and find a seat at The Barge

Just get cans and sit along the canal instead!

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14. This will ALWAYS be Lansdowne Road

No matter how much money insurance companies throw at it.

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15. The Iveagh Gardens are way nicer than Stephen’s Green

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16. If you swim at the Forty Foot, there will ALWAYS be a wrinkly old man who stays in longer than you

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17. Seeing the Poolbeg towers from the plane is a great feeling

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18. And finally, everywhere more than 15 minutes outside the city is ‘down the country’

No matter what direction it’s actually in.

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Michael Freeman

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