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21 Thoughts Australians Have About St Patrick's Day In Dublin

21 Thoughts Australians Have About St Patrick's Day In Dublin

This past weekend marked my first Paddy's Day in Ireland since moving here, and I have to say... it wasn't what I expected. In Oz we celebrate Paddy's Day but only because it's an excuse for a piss-up. In Dublin on the other hand: not an Irish man or woman to be seen. Here's some Aussie St Patrick's Day thoughts:

1. Where are the Irish people?

Waiting for parade to start!

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Nowhere to be seen.

 

2. Is Mickey D coming?

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Nope. He was with this guy.

 

3. At the parade: why is everyone American?

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4. How many groups of dudes will I see wearing Irish hats and flags?

The limit does not exist.

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5. Why are some girls wearing a tiny leprechaun costume and no coat? It's bloody freezin' mate.

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6. Temple Bar seems like a good idea!

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So calm and not busy.

 

7. I regret everything

Temple Bar Madness! #Dublin #paddysdaydublin #Templebar 🍀

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A sea of people.

 

8. Irish people seem to hate Paddy's Day in Dublin more than I thought??

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9. I even want to go home

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10. I have been stuck on O'Connell Street for hours

 

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11. This is worse than Grafton Street at Christmas

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12. Why do people insist on taking ladders? Owwww

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13. I haven't heard any Irish music today

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14. What's green, white and orange and has no legs? Everyone in Temple Bar on Paddy's Day #legless

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15. It's 2pm and I still haven't had a pint

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16. I'd die before I'd be a bartender on Paddy's Day

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17. OK so cabs won't stop for us, the buses aren't going and the Luas is crammed. I am doomed

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18. Maybe next year I'll go to the country

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19. Then I might see some real floats

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20. Did I just see a sign for green beer? Lord help me

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21. This was a let-down but I still love Ireland

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Also read: An Aussie Shares 20 Thoughts About Catching Dublin Buses

Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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