County Dublin Local Customs

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by yooperprof
  • a drink in the lobby bar before the show
    a drink in the lobby bar before the show
    by yooperprof

County Dublin Local Customs

  • Drinking

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 to the Guinness storehouse. Lorcan (the guy who runs the 1916 rebellion walking tour) said that Dublin’s coat of arms should contain leprechaun hats...

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  • General Information about Dublin

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!! REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke...

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  • Smoking

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 is finding out business will expand after the initial decline.

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  • Irish language

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 represented the river. It rapidly came to be nicknamed the Floozie in the Jacuzzi, the Hoor in the Sewer ("hoor" is a dialectal Irish version of "whore", and...

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  • Tipping

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 to. I do not get tipped for doing my job, I mean, so at least let me decide whether I want to tip someone and how much I want to give.

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  • Irish Hospitality

    Dublin Local Customs

    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! Lol...

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  • Music

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 a few years ago - during the Celtic Tiger era - and outfitted with an extravagant array of "antiques" from other establishments.

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  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 the streets. It really shows Ireland in a bad light. I certainly don't think tourists come here to see things like that! St. Patrick's Day (DON'T EVER...

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  • Georgian Dublin

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 growth is known as the Georgian Era, so named after the kings in Britain at the time. Most famously, the Georgian Era has blessed Dublin with beautiful...

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  • Traffic

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 where it's customary to look left before stepping out.

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  • Literary Dublin

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 just off O'Connell street. Dublin have renamed Constitution street to James Joyce street in an attempt to try regenerate the area but just be advised...

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  • Phoenix Park

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 grounds, glens, groves, lakes, mountain and river scenery, and last but not least, a universal collection of the inhabitants of prairie and jungle within...

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  • The Weather

    Dublin Local Customs

    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 the center and there were some nice streetlights.

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  • Quirky! The Forty Foot Pool

    This outdoor sea pool is in Sandycove. It used to be used by male nude swimmers but is now open to all. It has also been used in the famous opening scene in "Ulysses" where Buck Mulligan takes his morning swim. Bit chilly for me that day though!

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  • skerries - school is out

    Well it is and island Ireland , and skerries is far away from the populated world ....that are the soothing circumstances.BUT LOOK WHAT THEY MAKE THERE CHILDREN WHERE TO GO TO SCHOOL!(and do know these children have internet , watch Mtv , and buy the cosmopolitan sometimes....)

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  • Burn a light for me!

    Okey , as you probably know Ireland is really really catholic. You can find posters here for radio madonna - and that isn't the world famous popstar that we are speaking about here.Here you got a modern version...practical one too. You know like candles , they smoke , they cost a lot , you have to go and buy them... Well this chuch has found the...

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