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Dec 17, 2014

31 Reasons Living In Dublin Ruins You For Life

So much more than Guinness.

1. Because of the doors on Merrion Square.

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2. And the fun of choosing which one you'd like to live behind.

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3. Because this is just outside the city.

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4. And this is the view of the Liffey, through Beckett Bridge.

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5. Because you know the place in Temple Bar that the tourists always miss.

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6. And a cinnamon bun from Simon's will cure all ills.

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7. Because of the Luas lady's strangely soothing tones.

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"Balally. Baile Amhlaidh"

8. And because of the Ha'Penny Bridge.

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9. Because of the way the tall ships swoop in for the regatta.

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10. And the ease of meeting under Clery's clock.

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11. Because the Forty Foot is just as good in the winter as in the summer.

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12. And Dollymount can beat the Riviera on a sunny day.

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13. Especially when followed by a 99, with strawberry sauce.

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14. Because the DART across Killiney bay is the best commute anyone could ask for.

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15. And there's no better place to be on St Patrick's Day.

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16. Because of the seals in Dublin bay.

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17. And the herd of deer in the city centre.

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18. Because Burdocks Vs Macaris is an argument you will die for.

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19. As well as which is the superior Charlies.

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20. Because our libraries look like they're from Harry Potter.

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21. And it's hard to have a bad night at the Bernard Shaw.

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22. Because, yes, Guinness.

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23. But also cheese toasties at Grogan's.

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24. And afternoon tea at Queen of Tarts.

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25. Because walking on cobblestones while wearing high heels doesn't phase you.

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26. Because of cinemas like the Lighthouse, and the IFI.

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27. And because Moore St traders could sell bananas to a banana tree.

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28. Because it's a creative city.

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29. And a connected city.

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30. And a proud city.

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31. And it's always waiting for you to come back.

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An image has been updated to reflect the fact that Charlies One has closed. Miss you, Charlies One.

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