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christmas in Dublin

28 lovely photos of Christmas in Dublin over the last 20 years

It’s simply magical.

AH, THOSE WERE the days.

1. The days of selling turkeys in Dublin back in 1984

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Excellent graffiti work.

2. It wasn’t at all unlike Black Friday in the sales

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3. But others preferred to shop out of a boot

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4. These lads busking in 97 are what Christmas is all about

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5. This guy ‘shopping’ in Arnotts still sums up Dubliners to this day

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6. And this one

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7. Jervis’ decorations were very different twenty years ago

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8. As was the Panto


9. The window of the Porterhouse in 1998 could easily fit in today

Except instead of stags, it’d be no twelve pubs.

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10. The airport welcomes haven’t changed

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11. Bertie singing carols in 1998 pretty much sums up the year


12. Is that not reminding you of the Celtic tiger? In 1999, models launched a 1995 Blanc de Noir Champagne exclusive to Brown Thomas for the millennium

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Wudja be able.

13. Kids still hated waiting in Brown Thomas for their mams in 1999

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14. Arnotts sales were the greatest

Check out the old Penneys bag! Giz those Fruit of the Loom jumpers!

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15. The Brown Thomas Santa has only improved

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16. Grafton Street in 1998 was just as festive

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17. Remember little Jack Gleeson as Tiny Tim in a Christmas Carol in the Gate Theatre in 2001?

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18. Roches was the highlight of Henry Street


19. Oh how far we’ve come since 2001

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20. The Clerys Santa in 2002 is giving us all sorts of nostalgic emotions

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21. People were still mad for Penneys in 2002

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22. Dublin airport’s cigarette-like Christmas decorations of 2002 won’t be forgotten quickly

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23. We won’t know what to do without the Clery’s sales this year

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24. The forty foot swim is still going strong


25. Remember when Joe Duffy hit the streets to sing a song with Brendan O Carroll in 2002?

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26. Never forget the Roches Stores Christmas windows


27. Sure town was only buzzing come 2005



28. Ah, Christmas in Dublin just can’t be beaten

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Written by Nicola Byrne and posted on

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