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    Smirting & The Smoking Ban

    by orlikins Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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 inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
    The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.

    You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)

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    Wickla

    by orlikins Written Sep 12, 2002

    Natives of the county call it 'Wickla' or they might refer to 'down Wickla way' - both mean Wicklow.

    Wicklow comes from the Gaelic 'Cill Mhaintean', which means Church of Mantan. Mantan was a follower of St Patrick and settled in the area we now know as Wicklow.

    And here is a pic of Wicklow Gaol, it's the only touristy thing in Wicklow town

    Wicklow Jail

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