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Dublin: 21 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

17 things you'll get if you grew up in Dundalk

Mon the Town.

1. Heading to Ridleys’ teenage nights

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2. Donning your best neon clothing for Sky

3. Or going closer to the border for NV

This fuzzy YouTube video is all that remains:

Source: stevithehotdog/YouTube

4. Getting chips and a milkshake from the Roma

Perfection in the Roma Dundalk. #romadundalk #strawberrymilkshake #memories #childhood #gorgeous Source: Instagram/kirstyk94

5. The ‘bender burger’ at the Europa

europa Source: Facebook/Europa Takeaway and Restaurant

6. Having a strong attachment to the smell of Harp

greatnorthern Source: Google Maps

7. The Matthews bus

Cd033qAWoAAB4HJ Source: Twitter/@matthewscoaches

8. “Ya big hamchild” = the worst insult going

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9. A pink slice from the Home Bakery was (and is) the ultimate treat

It's Friday and I really don't care. The amazing combo of the illustrious Pink Slice and the steadfast mug of Lyons tea...fuck yeah. #Friday #pinkslice #homebakery #shoplocal #monthetown #cuppatea Source: Instagram/kirkfacekillah

10. Hanging around the Marshes not to shop, but to see and be seen

Christmas rush has started in my local shopping centre (that's mall for my US buddies!) #marshesdundalk Source: Instagram/paulvgartlan

11. “Holy moly, here’s some crazy dude on a bike”

holymoly Source: DailyMotion

Dundalk’s first viral video?

12. The madness in the shed during Dundalk FC matches

Source: Keepitonthedeck/YouTube

13. Nipping over to Newry for necessities

sainsburys Source: Google Maps

14. “Kiaadd” as a term of endearment/way of ending a sentence

15. The fierce and unrelenting rivalry with Drogheda

Drogheda,_Ireland Source: Wikimedia

16. And closer to home, the one between Brubakers and Ridleys

brurid Source: Facebook - Brubakers/Ridleys

17. And lastly, MON THE TOWN

Last schoolrun of the day. Life is beautiful Source: Instagram/averagesuperwoman

Scupty wap!

Thanks to Claire O’Connell for her contributions

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