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13 things you will find in every small Irish town without fail

Every Irish town ever.

1. A Tidy Towns Award commemoration

Sure, it might be 40 years old, but we’re still damn proud of it.

Adare, a national tidy town winner! #adare #adareireland #tidytowns

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2. An immaculately kept patch of flowers like this

3.  A random statue like this

Because #art

It's all about those first steps . . #BabySteps #Pace #Statue #Dunshaughlin

A photo posted by Jayme Antonio Sejean (@jaymesejean) on

4. And an artsy fartsy installation on the road leading out of it

We call this one “Perpetual Motion”.

A welcome sight #naas #perpetualmotion #naasball #home #finallyhere

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5. A glamorous “Opened By…” sign like this

BvLFWRYCIAEZe3j Source: Amy O'Connor

6. A second-tier department store like Heatons or Shaws

heatons Source: Google Maps

7. A very modern chain coffee shop that gets everyone fierce excited

What a day for the town!

costa Source: Google Maps

8. Ethnic food with a decidedly Irish twist

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9. A spooky abandoned building that was once a big f**king deal around town

For instance, an old cinema or hotel.

10. A phone box that’s never used

3235998675_4d749d4807 Source: Irish Call Cards

11.  A street that’s just straight up filled with pubs and nothing else

12. A hotel/sports club that doubles up as a nightclub

For the young people, you know yourself.

ls Source: Yelp

13. And finally, a glamorous boutique

For when you’re going to the races or a christening, you know yourself.

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