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13 of the hardest things about being from the West of Ireland

DON’T TOUCH OUR SUPERMACS.
Nov 8th 2014, 8:15 PM 61,797 108

LIVING IN DUBLIN may have its share of issues, but don’t forget us back Wesht.

1. Public transport (ie. the lack of it)

thumblif Source: Wikimedia

Unless you live in Galway city, you’re hoofing it.

Any lifts going?

2. The fact that flying from Knock to Dublin is not an option

Connaught_(Knock)_Airport_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1011331 Source: Wikimedia

Even if you had the money to be throwing about. The government decided to pull funding for the route in 2011, because the roads and public transport are so much better. BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR PRECIOUS TIME?

3. Country and western rules the airwaves

declan_nerney_-_3_way_love_affair Source: Sharpe Music Ireland

In the West, you can reasonably expect to hear Declan Nerney or Nathan Carter on the radio whenever you please.

4. Mayo’s continued GAA shame

The All Ireland GAA Football Final Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

June: “IT’S GOING TO BE OUR YEAR LADS!”

September: “It wasn’t our year.”

5. Silage smell coming to get you at any given time

9462089244_09ae7f5d6c_b Source: Flickr/peterm

QUICK! ROLL UP THE WINDOWS! ROLL THEM UP!

6. Questionable news in the local papers

7. The absolute state of the roads

clykeel Source: The Journal

Even the roads that used to be ‘good’ are bad now.

8. A complete lack of fancy shops

A ‘good big Penneys’ is the best we can hope for.

Penneys Shops Source: DailyEdge.ie

The choice in the cities, lads! The choice!

9. Heuston Station on a Friday evening

The crowds would knock down your granny for a seat. But the Supermacs sure makes up for it.

10. The hatred everyone else in Ireland has for Supermacs

Like, real, profound hatred. It cuts right to the bone, it does.

11. People assuming you know anything at all about farming or cattle rearing

goathead

Unless you do, in which case – good for you!

12. Having to frequent the same nightclub every weekend

roflbot (4) Source: Flickr

Same tunes, same faces, same gossip. It’s like Cheers, except… more grim.

13. Trying your best not to make any slips in knowledge of Dublin geography

dublinmap

For fear of being labelled a ‘bogger’. Even if it’s true.

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