History UsefulNotes / Dublin

4th Apr '18 5:00:37 PM Saveelich
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To celebrate the ''other'' millennium the city set up a 121 metre (393 ft) tall metal spire in the middle of O'Connell Street where the UsefulNotes/HoratioNelson pillar once stood[[note]]Irish Republicans blew it up in 1966, and very few Dubliners regretted its destruction[[/note]]. It's... well, it's tall and metal and pointy, and possibly not the best idea to build in a city with a heroin problem. Still the Spire has inspired a few affectionate nicknames, many of them even printable ('the stiletto in the ghetto', the 'stiffy on the Liffey' or the saying 'There'll always be one prick on O'Connell Street' for instance).

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To celebrate the ''other'' millennium the city set up a 121 metre (393 ft) tall metal spire in the middle of O'Connell Street where the UsefulNotes/HoratioNelson pillar [[UsefulNotes/HoratioNelson Nelson]]'s Pillar once stood[[note]]Irish Republicans blew it up in 1966, and very few Dubliners regretted its destruction[[/note]]. It's... well, it's tall and metal and pointy, and possibly not the best idea to build in a city with a heroin problem. Still the Spire has inspired a few affectionate nicknames, many of them even printable ('the stiletto in the ghetto', the 'stiffy on the Liffey' or the saying 'There'll always be one prick on O'Connell Street' for instance).
4th Apr '18 5:00:06 PM Saveelich
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To celebrate the ''other'' millennium the city set up a 121 metre (393 ft) tall metal spire in the middle of O'Connell Street. It's... well, it's tall and metal and pointy, and possibly not the best idea to build in a city with a heroin problem. Still the Spire has inspired a few affectionate nicknames, many of them even printable ('the stiletto in the ghetto', the 'stiffy on the Liffey' or the saying 'There'll always be one prick on O'Connell Street' for instance).

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To celebrate the ''other'' millennium the city set up a 121 metre (393 ft) tall metal spire in the middle of O'Connell Street.Street where the UsefulNotes/HoratioNelson pillar once stood[[note]]Irish Republicans blew it up in 1966, and very few Dubliners regretted its destruction[[/note]]. It's... well, it's tall and metal and pointy, and possibly not the best idea to build in a city with a heroin problem. Still the Spire has inspired a few affectionate nicknames, many of them even printable ('the stiletto in the ghetto', the 'stiffy on the Liffey' or the saying 'There'll always be one prick on O'Connell Street' for instance).
4th Apr '18 4:53:43 PM Saveelich
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Perhaps surpisingly, Dublin turns up pretty infrequently in [[{{Oireland}} Hollywood versions of Ireland]]; Hollywood seems to prefer picturesque, bucolic Irish villages. The reverse is true of Irish-made films and TV shows, almost all of which are set in Dublin -- think like (English) CanadianSeries and UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, but [[UpToEleven even more so]]. This is mostly due to fact that the majority of Irish production companies are based in Dublin and it makes it logistically easier to set a film or TV series in Dublin as opposed to Cork, Limerick or Galway.

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Perhaps surpisingly, surprisingly, Dublin turns up pretty infrequently in [[{{Oireland}} Hollywood versions of Ireland]]; Hollywood seems to prefer picturesque, bucolic Irish villages. The reverse is true of Irish-made films and TV shows, almost all of which are set in Dublin -- think like (English) CanadianSeries and UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, but [[UpToEleven even more so]]. This is mostly due to fact that the majority of Irish production companies are based in Dublin and it makes it logistically easier to set a film or TV series in Dublin as opposed to Cork, Limerick or Galway.
4th Apr '18 4:51:52 PM Saveelich
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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'', but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third most populous Irish city in the world]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.

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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'', but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third most populous Irish city in the world]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest most populous city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.
4th Apr '18 4:51:25 PM Saveelich
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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'', but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third-largest Irish city]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.

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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'', but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third-largest third most populous Irish city]] city in the world]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.
17th Mar '18 3:24:47 AM MarkLungo
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Cork is the second city in Ireland (not including [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Belfast]]), and the largest county. It also has the most jingoistic inhabitants. Corkonians like to think of their city as the ''real'' capital of Ireland -- culturally, and at sport at least, and carry on a strong--but entirely one-sided--rivalry with Dubliners.

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Cork is the second city in Ireland (not including [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Belfast]]), and the largest county. It also has the most jingoistic inhabitants. Corkonians like to think of their city as the ''real'' capital of Ireland -- culturally, (culturally, and at sport at least, least), and carry on a strong--but entirely one-sided--rivalry with Dubliners.
17th Mar '18 3:22:49 AM MarkLungo
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Perhaps surpisingly, Dublin turns up pretty infrequently in [[{{Oireland}} Hollywood versions of Ireland]]; Hollywood seems to prefer picturesque bucolic Irish villages. The reverse is true of Irish-made films and TV shows, almost all of which are set in Dublin -- think like (English) CanadianSeries and UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, but [[UpToEleven even more so]]. This is mostly due to fact that the majority of Irish production companies are based in Dublin and it makes it logistically easier to set a film or tv series in Dublin as opposed to Cork, Limerick or Galway.

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Perhaps surpisingly, Dublin turns up pretty infrequently in [[{{Oireland}} Hollywood versions of Ireland]]; Hollywood seems to prefer picturesque picturesque, bucolic Irish villages. The reverse is true of Irish-made films and TV shows, almost all of which are set in Dublin -- think like (English) CanadianSeries and UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, but [[UpToEleven even more so]]. This is mostly due to fact that the majority of Irish production companies are based in Dublin and it makes it logistically easier to set a film or tv TV series in Dublin as opposed to Cork, Limerick or Galway.
17th Mar '18 3:21:16 AM MarkLungo
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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'' but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third-largest Irish city]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.

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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'' Pool'', but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third-largest Irish city]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.
27th Jan '18 12:49:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Red Rock'', newer soap opera by rival channel TV3, set in a fictional seaside town of the same name in the greater Dublin area.

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* ''Red Rock'', newer soap opera by rival channel TV3, Creator/TV3, set in a fictional seaside town of the same name in the greater Dublin area.
6th Jan '18 10:44:11 AM nombretomado
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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'' but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[TheIrishDiaspora third-largest Irish city]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.

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Dublin (From the Irish ''Duibhlinn'' meaning ''Black Pool'' but its official Irish name is ''Baile Átha Cliath'' meaning ''Town of the Ford of Hurdles''[[note]]A "hurdle" in this context was a frame of sticks forming something like a gate - fords made of these things were what Dublin once had before it had bridges, and the word has nothing to do with the sport of hurdling.[[/note]]) is the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, the [[TheIrishDiaspora [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora third-largest Irish city]] after UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, and the largest city on the island with a population of about 1 million, including suburbs, and 1.6 million including the population of surrounding counties.
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