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# no pints for you
This could be the last year we can watch tourists realise the pubs are closed on Good Friday
So let’s do it!

DO WE REALLY want the Good Friday alcohol ban lifted next year or not? It’s hard to say at this point, what with the widespread mourning of long-held traditions.

There’s the annual Holy Thursday off license rush, of course, but also the glee we find in watching tourists and stag parties discover that all the pubs are closed.

What will we do next year when this unique brand of schadenfreude isn’t available to us?

Over on the Temple Bar Earthcam, which has been a reliable source of entertainment on Good Fridays past, the situation remains tragic. Good!

The Temple Bar pub has elected not to put a closed sign on the door this year (oooh, controversial), leaving people to figure things out for themselves.

templebar People still valiantly took pictures outside the closed pub.

templebarwatch This man looked at his watch several times as if to say Ah, it's too early yet. NO. THIS IS IT.

templebarwindow This woman peered in the window for a good minute.

templepicture This person appeared to be taking a picture of the interior of the bar through the window. Grim.

templebarlads These lads took a minute to discuss their options.

earthcam And these people were watching themselves on the Earthcam outside the closed Temple Bar and waving up at the camera. META.

The irony of the Guinness truck parked outside! It’s like you’re taunting them, Diageo.

You can tune in to the Earthcam here. Goodbye, Good Friday tourist-watching! We hardly knew ye.

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