Dublin Local Customs

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  • a drink in the lobby bar before the show
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  • 1. Drinking

    There is a famous saying that god created alcohol so that the Irish won’t take over the world. Indeed, some of the most popular sights in Ireland are alcohol-related such as Whiskey tasting or a visit...

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  • 2. General Information about Dublin

    Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the...

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  • 3. Irish language

    The notorious 1980s bronze monument to the personified river Liffey, Anna Livia, was removed from nearby on O'Connell St. A woman sitting on a slope with bubbling water running down past her...

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  • 4. Smoking

    I am SO glad they've outlawed smoking here. Makes for a much nicer time in the pubs and restaurants. I know everyone claims business will be lost when these bans go into effect but place after place...

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  • 5. Music

    Stunningly beautiful bar/cafe. It's just a minor disappointment to discover that it's not at all "original" - but rather this multi-purpose dining, drinking, and dancing establishment was created only...

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  • 6. Irish Hospitality

    I must say the Irish are good ol' wacky people who are extremely genuine and hospitable not to forget one of the friendliest people I've ever met. The accent is just kinda hot and such a turned on!...

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  • 7. St. Patrick's Day Parade

    OK, I will have to confess my bias here as I don't particulary enjoy the post-parade part of the day where you see people throwing up, urinating, throwing rubbish, fighting, or staggering around on...

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  • 8. Tipping

    In some restaurants I found that the 10% tip was included in the bill, which is something I dont like. I understand that I should tip someone when I get a good service and not because I am obligued...

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  • 9. The Weather

    well i was expecting it, but i was hoping it wouldn't be as bad. We were in town and actually managed 3 hours without rain, but then it rained heavily afterwards. so we took shelter outside a hotel in...

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  • 10. Phoenix Park

    The people of Dublin … are endowed with the famous Phoenix Park of nine entrance gates, seven miles of circular road, People’s Flower Garden, containing lake, waterfall, and Old Spa Well, sports...

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  • 11. Georgian Dublin

    During the 18th century, much of the Medieval remnants of Dublins past were replaced with the wide boulevards, graceful bridges and stately buildings that you can still see today. This period of...

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  • 12. Literary Dublin

    James Joyce is one of the most influential writers of the 20th centuary. He is most well known for his novel Ulysses. You can see a bust of the writer in St Stephen's green You will find this staue...

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  • 13. Traffic

    The Irish are very kind and have the foresight to paint on the curb at every intersection: LOOK RIGHT How thoughtful. I'm sure it saved me from the Emergency Room more than once, being from a land...

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  • 14. Signs of social and cultural change

    The Irish economy may be in the doldrums, youth unemployment is truly disheartening, and the rates of significant emigration have returned - but there is no...

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  • 15. Parks - St. Stephen's Green

    St. Stephen's Green is a lovely urban oasis in the center of Dublin, just a little to the south of Trinity College. It was originally semi-private, but through...

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  • 16. Theatre - the Abbey

    The Abbey is one of the most important theatres in Dublin, associated with the Irish Literary Revival since its founding in 1904. The Abbey is still respected...

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  • 17. If i don't know the answer....

    Irish people have an interesting relationship with the concept of 'truth'. This is wonderfully exemplified by the many tour guides who inhabit the plethora of...

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  • 18. irish Humour.

    Came across a great website recently. It is called 'overheardin Dublin', part of 'overheardinIreland'. People basically just post any funny story (real-life) or...

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  • 19. The last place i would visit

    I was fascinated recently by a walk through Glasnevin cemetry. It houses over one million souls and still has some room left.Some of the more modern graves from...

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  • 20. Doors of Dublin

    As you stroll through Dublin, you may notice the red brick Georgian houses can be distinguished from one another by their colorful doors, red next door to blue...

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  • 21. Temple Bar Book Market

    Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine, there is a secondhand book market held at Temple Bar Square. There is an ecclectic but...

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  • 22. Doors

    Ireland is famous for its colourful and unique doors. You may see many intersing doors in Dublin. It is said that a door is one of the most important this when...

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  • 23. Names of Railway stations

    I am assured that there was some kind of law passed in the 1960's that said that some public buildings had to be re-named to honour leaders of the 1916...

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  • 24. Meeting places

    Dublin has many meeting places but generations of Dubliners met for a first date, or just to head off for a night out, at the clock at Easons on O'Connell St....

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  • 25. Doors of Dublin

    An Irish friend of mine told me why the doors of Dublin (and in ireland more generally) are so bright and colourful: so that people can recognise their own home...

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