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The 21 Most Triumphant Moments Of An Irish Childhood


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1. Sucessfully tagging people in Tip The Can

2. Not getting picked to be ‘it’ in Tip The Can

3. When Mam said yes to Billy roll

4. Not falling for this

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5. Getting into a 12 cert film when you were only 11

6. Finally being let go Down The Town with your friends, unsupervised

7. Winning a medal at the school sports day and basking in the glory of it

8. Having your first kiss and knowing you didn’t have to worry about being asked “Are you a fridget?” any more

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9. When you got a day off school because of an election/teachers’ strike

10. Getting a ‘shiny’ football sticker or Pokémon card

11. Using a skipping rope without making a fool of yourself

12. Graduating from pencils to pens 

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13. Being told you had an ‘above average’ reading level for your age

14. When you and your friend successfully coordinated your trips to pare your pencils over the bin, and got away with having a little chat

15. Receiving a rake of Christmas cards and feeling dead popular

16. When your parents caved and bought you one of these things

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17. Getting your braces off

18. Acquiring a full set of fancy colouring pencils and letting everyone have a gawk

19. When you were old enough to be left in the house by yourselves when your parents went out

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20. Rolling up to school on no uniform day wearing your Nope/Quiksilver hoodie

21. And going to call your teacher ‘mam’, but catching yourself just in time

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