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18 unmistakeable signs you're a Southside Dubliner at heart

You don’t choose the Southside. The Southside chooses you.

1. Drinking cans on the seafront is the best summer day ever

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2. It will always be Lansdowne Road, never the Aviva

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3. You’ve spent more nights in the Wezz than you care to admit


Acceptable substitute: Bective.

4. Teddy’s ice cream is a pleasure like no other

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5. You don’t have anything AGAINST the Northside as such. There’s just no reason to go there.

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6. You’ve swum the Forty Foot on Christmas Day

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7. You remember the Fun Factory in Dun Laoghaire

Now reduced, tragically, to this nostalgic Facebook page.

8. You know at least one person who claims to have been at this Nirvana gig

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9. Either your school had a nickname…

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See also: Alex, the Gick, ‘Zaga.

10. … or you’re sick of being asked ‘what school did you go to’

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11. The Long Mile Road at rush hour is part of your personal hell

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12. You once owned a pair of Dubes, even if you now regret it

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13. You remember nights in Club Sarah in Rathfarnham and Club 92 in Leopardstown

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14. You have to tell people from Bray that they’re from Wicklow, not Dublin

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15. Before Dundrum opened, you were really excited about The Square Tallaght

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16. If you’re a girl, you spent the entire early noughties without using a hairbrush

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17. You know the view from the DART as it goes around Killiney hill is one of the world’s best

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18. And the sight of the Poolbeg towers across the bay will always mean ‘home’.

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Southside forever.

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