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Old 05-24-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ask the native Dubliner..

...well, time to resurrect this occasional series, methinks.

Ask away...
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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Um...

Do other Irish despise or envy Dubliners, the way other Brits hate Londoners, everyone in America hates New Yorkers, etc?
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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No, but I would also say that other Brits do not hate Londoners and everyone in America does not hate New Yorkers.
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OK, never mind.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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Your favorite Irish writer and why?

What do you find unique about the Irish? About Dublin?
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1) What's the optimal time of year to visit Dublin (and Ireland in general) while avoiding bad weather & large tourist crowds? (My research up to this point says September.)
2) Is Dublin fairly easy to navigate for 1st-time visitors?
3) What's a dead giveaway that I should avoid to keep from literally screaming "I'm a tourist!!!"

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^I think September/October is a good time to visit...navigating it isn't so bad...I've never had much trouble...will probably be better to let Financeguy answer them though
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Ask you what? There isn't honestly anything I want to know. OK, there are a few things I want to know, but I'll leave them for Xeidon.
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do you know Bono? what's he like?
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Re: Ask the native Dubliner..

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...well, time to resurrect this occasional series, methinks.

Ask away...
Hmmmm....OK, I see Dublin is tied with NYC as 13th as far as cost of living worldwide. Is it hard to live there and make ends meet?
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:24 PM   #13
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-Do other Irish despise or envy Dubliners?

Dubliners are often called 'Jackeens' by folk from Rural Ireland - Dublin was always seen as the most "English" city in Ireland by provincials and this was coined as a term of derision stemming from the English flag, the Union Jack, by adding the diminuitive, -een. Literally, "Little Jack". Derived from "shoneen", a sort of "working-class West Brit".

5 beers? In the land of Guinness - anything past no. 1 is irrelevant.

Dublin is great to visit all year round!

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Floozy in the Jacuzzi - also known as Hoor in the Sewer ('hoor' is a dialectal Irish version of 'whore') and Viagra Falls.

Staute representing River Liffey on O'Connell Street - recently removed to make way for Dublin Spire.
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What's a dead giveaway that I should avoid to keep from literally screaming "I'm a tourist!!!"

Guinness is poured in two parts - first, about 2/3rd full, then let to settle for about 2 mins, then topped up.

I have witnessed tourists attempt to take their pint from the barman only 2/3rds full - sacrilege!!!!!
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