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Holy Thursday

9 telltale signs it's Holy Thursday in Ireland

Happy Off Licence Day!

1. There’s a distinct whiff of divilment in the air

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If you’re lucky enough to have the day off tomorrow, you know this is the start of a four-day weekend, which means you’re practically sitting on your hands in the office to try contain your giddiness and excitement.

2. Meanwhile, you’ve already gotten the dreaded, “Will you be going to Mass with us?” text

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3. And you’ve probably given a fairly noncommittal reply


4. The “Will you eat meat tomorrow?” conversation has started

The debate about whether or not to eat meat tomorrow is the main topic of discussion.

Some people are doubling their meat intake today ahead of Good Friday, while others are out buying cheeky steaks to cook tomorrow.


5. And you have developed a sudden craving for fish and chips

6. Your whole day has been spent strategising about where you’re going to buy drink later

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“I could go to the off-licence on my lunch break, but then I need to bring the drink back to the office…”

The stress of it all.

7. Did we mention that the queues in the off-licence are out the door?


Better stock up on booze like you’re in Boardwalk Empire — after all, who knows when we will be able to get this stuff again?

8. You’ve probably Googled this at some point



9. And you’ve definitely Googled this


Just for research purposes.

You’re not actually planning on taking a ferry just so you can get a drink.

*closes Stenaline tab*

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