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18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger

Eddie, extensions, and eating paninis.

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1. Trampolines, now rusting in gardens nationwide

2. Patio heaters, also rusting in gardens nationwide

3. Paninis. No one had a panini pre-2002

4. Decking

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5. Portable DVD players installed on the back of car seats

6. Hot tubs

7. Smoothies

8. Graham Knuttel paintings, in every restaurant and hotel and fancy house in the land

Knuttel Nokia Painting Source: Graham Hughes/RollingNews.ie

9. Sweet chilli sauce

10. Dubarrys

11. Abercrombie hoodies fresh from New York

12. Good Pink Shirts

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13. Eddie Hobbs (seen above in a Good Pink Shirt)

14. Extensions

15. Superquinn

16. Irish models posing in odd costumes/carrying weird props on Dublin streets

90153956_90153956 Bikinis? Check. Maracas? Check. Umbrellas because Ireland is a cold, rainy country unsuitable to bikinis or maracas? Check. Source: RollingNews.ie

17. Bouncy castles at Communions, birthday parties and Confirmations

18. And using ’party’ as a verb. We *all* partied

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Previously: How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?>

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