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31 things that regularly put the fear of God in all Dubliners

IT’S A HARD world out there. It’s an even harder city, there’s so much to be afraid of. Like…

1. Getting your food snatched by a seagull

2. Seagulls in general, now that they’re the size of dogs

3. Pigeon shite

4. Falling down one of these:

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5. Large groups of tourists walking slowly with Guinness hats on

6. St Patrick’s day in town, in general

7. Getting stuck on a packed bus with no room to get out

8. The person who sits beside you when there’s loads of other seats free

9. Having no money on your Leap when you go to get on

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10. Cyclists running you over at the junction on Dame Street

11. Forgetting to scan on the Luas

12. Finding Coppers receipts in your bag the next morning

13. Accidentally finding yourself in a pub in Temple Bar and paying €8 for a pint

14. Chuggers

15. Getting screamed at by the Viking Tour

16. Falling asleep on the Luas and ending up in the wash

17. Or on the DART, and ending up in Bray


18. Being caught short and having to use the toilets in the  Talbot Centre

19. Reading about your local take out closure on those lists the FSAI release every few months

20. Using an outdoor ATM

21. Being left standing for ages in Supervalu while waiting on someone to verify your alcohol on the self-service

22. Pulling out of your drive and seeing a bin truck blocking the road

23. The Luas works

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24. Talking about the Luas works

25. Getting blown into the Liffey when you cross Millennium bridge on a windy day

26. When you leave Dublin and see their road speed limits

27. Traffic on match days

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28. Forgetting to pay the m50 toll and racking up a five number figure

29. The rental page on Daft

30. Bumping into someone you hate, the risk is real at every second of every day

31. And finally… literally everything about the nitelink

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