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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

Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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

Source: clavel9

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

Source: Gav4sax

Acceptable substitute: Bective.

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

Source: infomatique

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

Source: Photocall Ireland

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

Source: Laura Hutton

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

Source: SMcGarnigle

9. Either your school had a nickname…

Source: Photocall Ireland

See also: Alex, the Gick, ‘Zaga.

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

Source: Shutterstock

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

Source: Google Maps

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

Source: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland!

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

Source: Facebook

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

Source: infomatique

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

Source: damien_farrell

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

Source: YouTube

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

Source: infomatique

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

Source: Photocall

Southside forever.

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About the author:

Michael Freeman

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