Are You From Dublin?

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Do you like this poster?

We have ONE framed edition of designer Alan Wall and photographer Richard Walshe‘s Le Cool Dublin cover from last week to give away.

Perfect for the home, office or to simply hide a nasty stain that’s lying there.

To enter, just finish this sentence.

I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…

Lines close at 2pm.

Meanwhile, here’s some detail:

DublinPoster.com

Thanks Bibi

UPDATE: Richard has chosen the winning entry (below) by ‘Ronnie Drew’ (AKA Sinead)  Claire Healy wins a runners-up unframed poster. Thanks all.

I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I remember Dublin when it was really dirty old Dublin…when it was still a kip but we loved it anyway. I remember the old lady dancing on O’Connell Street. I remember Burdock’s on a Friday night stinking up my dad’s car with the smell of chips. I remember the barrage of 70 year old Dublin street sellers on Henry Street with their “wrappin’ paper, five for fifty” running their prams down the street when the guards showed up. I remember the stink of the Liffey…when it really stank. I remember Roches Stores and Hector Grey’s. I remember Mother Redcaps. I remember pre-hipster South William Street. I remember the Christmas windows in the old Switzers en route to the panto. I remember how Dubliners would avoid town on the 8th December. I remember when people would bemoan the return of “the students”. I remember the trees on O’Connell Street. I remember the Dice man. I get emotional listening to “Summer in Dublin” even though I still live here. So, please can I have it?

211 thoughts on “Are You From Dublin?

  1. Kendannedy

    Because I was forced to leave it by economic circumstances and would like something neat to remember it by, plus I’m decorating a new room so this gels nicely.

  2. m007

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because
    I hail from the far land of Aus
    In Dublin I’ve learned
    A thing’s better unearned
    So give me the free thing, just cause

  3. Peavolov

    …I have to live in bleedin’ Galway where it looks like the shipping news and the muppets playing bongos keep me awake at night.

  4. Jessica McCormack

    I deserve the framed poster of Dublin …..Because I have put up with vomit outside every pub, chipper and smashed up bus stop for my entire life! Plus that lovely poster deserves a good home:)

  5. thethirdman

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…
    The Queen she came to call on us
    She wanted to see all of us
    And glad she didn’t fall on us
    She’s 18 stone.

  6. Jack Charlton

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because my last one was stolen on Henry Street, even double-locked it. I don’t usually do this but..

  7. Jonathanocm

    I’m not from Dublin BUT I’d love to get the framed Dublin poster to send off to a group of my mates who emigrated to Toronto nearly 18 months ago. Despite getting on great with their new lives; they’re “true Dubs” and are feeling pretty home sick.

    1. realPolithick

      I can go one better. I left Dublin in 1987 due to a previous “downturn in the economy”. I still love the place and that’s why Broadsheet is so fantastic as it helps me keep up with whats going on in the old hometown (gratuitous arse licking there).Also it just so happens that I am coming over in October so I can pick it up!

      1. Jonathanocm

        Fair point.. But my friends can’t come home for their fix of the big smoke any time soon (money’s too tight for them atm) so it’d be nice to send this out to them.

  8. Kod

    …because it will help me to look back fondly on the time I spent on it’s streets selling me large golden delicious 2 for €8.

  9. Dman

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because, do you know where the five lamps are?I know where the five lamps are and I know the answer, do you? Thats right!!!

  10. SVB

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I just graduated and it is tough out in the real world and this is so nice that it would keep me upbeat every morning when I wake up :)

  11. garth broon

    I deserve it because i have the art appreciation of a bertie ahern coupled with the aerosol skillset of a thirteen year old child !

  12. ibbieROK

    Because I’m living on a US army base in Asia surrounded by mormons that have no clue about Ireland let alone Dublin!

  13. Steve C

    ….because I’ve an interview on Monday about a job in Cork and this’ll remind me of how crazy I’d be to leave Dublin.

  14. Gavin

    … It would be perfect to put over the almost perfect square of old paint left by the half assed painter my landlord sent over… (Seriously, he painted around an almost oerfect square, for reasons beyond me).

  15. Brian Macken

    I deserve a Dublin poster because I live in Oxford, and need to show the people here that Dublin is, in fact, just as beautiful, or…at least visually interesting, as Oxford is.

  16. E.D.

    .. I want my three little Anglo-Irish children growing up in England to have a bit of their mammy’s Dublin in their lives

  17. H

    I’m from Dublin but I don’t want it for the following reasons:

    - It’s fugly
    - It features the most overrated bus route in Dublin – the 46A and not my beloved 15A
    - It doesn’t feature any of my favourite pubs (The Palace, Bruxelles)
    - I suspect that hanging it on my wall would make me a hipster

    But thanks for the offer

  18. Hoges

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…

    My brother emigrated 5 years ago today, and this would be the best thing he could hang in his sitting room, reminding him of the rare aul’ times.

  19. Rob

    …I’d send this to my sister in Sydney. She’s a tad homesick these days. As a Dubliner known for far and wide for her habit of walking beneath ornate street lighting, crossing that very Ha’penny Bridge and spending £20 notes, she’d love this.

  20. Phil Lang

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…as a recent emigrant I’d like to keep a little bit of the home turf on hand so I can get my fix when needs be.

  21. scraib

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because it would be an epic present from a proud culchie to my equally proud jackeen friend on his birthday. You have The Gravediggers, I have Matt Doyles pub and grocery store in one!

    1. scraib

      Sweet Jaysus… instead of ‘birthay’ that should read ‘wedding’ some fecker handed me a card to sign as I was typing.

  22. kasek

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because tomorrow is my Ma’s Bday and I haven’t got her anything… ugh…

  23. Barry O'Boyle

    Because my brother and his family are home for a holiday from Australia next Thurs and this would make an awesome leaving gift! please?

  24. p to the e

    ..because as chance would bestow I have been blessed with the blessed blessing of never being brought a baby boy between the bright blue bellows of Summer and the barking brown banality of Winter so it never belies the being that this beautiful bordered bill will not be broken, beat or betrayed.

  25. David

    I deserve the Dublin poster because I left Dublin 20 years ago to find fame and fortune overseas. Now a father, with neither fame nor fortune, and with my family moving back to Dublin for school, the poster can stay with me in Moscow to remind me of what I am missing.

    :)

  26. Squinty

    I deserve the poster because I shot Michael Collins, for no other reason than he wasn’t from Dublin. I’m 106 years old, and have lived to a ripe old age on a steady diet of spicebugers, belligerence and heroin – I call it The Dublin Diet. I spend my days in the snug of Toners, my evenings sitting under the (heavily) stained glass mural in Grogans, and my nights courting elderly alcoholic birds in Gig’s Place. I love Dublin so much it gives me a pain in me swiss.

    Regards
    Squinty The Geebag

  27. EvilRobotDanny

    …Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s me, in Dublin.

    Plus it would really tie the room together.

  28. Ross

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…Apple have ruined the maps on my phone and I need something handy like this to find my way home

  29. Lorna

    …because my parents (died in the wool dubliners both) left Ireland in the 80s (when those logos were current, not retro) and after 30 years they have just come back. It would be the perfect ‘welcome back to the big smoke’ gift.

  30. Pauk Anthony Ward

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster thing because it’s the type of thing where’d me Ma’d just smile at & go “Oh, that’s lovely…” & I’ll spend years trying to convince her until eventually she admits her problem with it is “Well, Brendan Grace isn’t on it. How can ya represent Dublin with Brendan Grace?”

  31. ro

    I deserve the poster because there is an empty space on my bathroom wall and that’d do the job, save me having to go look for something else to hang there.

  32. Davo

    because I am a Dub in grave danger of losing my identity, I’m shacked up with a lady friend from Cork and I’m horrified to admit I attended the All-Ireland Camogie Finals last week.

  33. Jottesable

    I deserve the framed poster because…

    …whenever my German family and friends ask me why I chose to live in this city, I say, it’s actually not that shitty. It’s witty and pretty and doesn’t rain as much as you think. Of course people drink, and that quite a lot, but I like it why not. Its people are funny and it even if money, seems to be rare, everyone knows how to spare a smile, that’s worth your while. Dublin is great, but wait, the Spire in Eire doesn’t make sense, but in Dublin’s defense, it tried its best. Passed the test to be optimistic and fun. I tell them run and catch the next plane, I’ve to show you my frame :)

  34. Haggis 100

    I deserve the poster more than anyone.. cos my kids broke the TV yesterday, and a laptop last week, so I’m broke and can’t replace any of them at the moment. and.. I need something to look at other than the 4 walls… This will do. I was born in the Coombe, grew up, went to school, college and still work here in Dublin. Now that’s the truth.

  35. GarPrivate

    as a Dubliner myself, this poster is not only a visual and cultural representation of my hometown but also of thousands of others, and it reminds you that even though it’s a big city, you’re part of something very special which you should never forget or ever take for granted.

  36. BC

    … because I’m a Dub in his 20s but i still get the 10cc reference in the Q. plus the sister is in Oz and loves all this nostalgia buzz

  37. Hans

    I hate the knackers, the violence in Temple Bar Saturday Night 3am, LUAS ticket machine beggars, the beggars who refuse rollies (they just take proper cigarettes), the heroin junkies begging for a Euro for “a hostel”, Hip Hop on mobile phone speakers in Dublin Bus and the bicycle thieves.

    I deserve it because I am not even Irish but I have to deal with this city every fecking day. Very likely for the rest of my life.

  38. Adam Bass

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…

    I am a true blue since I was a Dublin youth and because I’m one of the grown men who hangs his head and cries when Dublin lose. I’m one of the boyos outside the chipper on a Friday night, drunk on good aul Guinness while I monch down a battered sausage in anticipation of my full Iirsh the next morning…. For this reason I outclass these other shower of gobsheens in my Dubliner etiquette!

    1. Adam Bass

      P.s – Forgot to mention my Ma dated Phil Lynott and my Uncle played with the Dubliners…that must get me some paddy points!

  39. ConorMc

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I think designer Alan Wall and photographer Richard Walshe are bleedin’ riyeds…

  40. Delboy24Irl

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because… I don’t really deserve it, but I have no art on my walls at home and think this would look amazing! I will always love Broadsheet!

  41. Aurora

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I saw it and loved it and want it for my very own so I can look at it hanging on my Dutch wall and remember how many times I walked up George’s Street past the Why Go Bald sign, smoking fags and trying not to inhale the meat fog going past Rick’s burgers and how much my heart leapt every time I saw Christchurch or skipped up the Ha’penny steps. I was born in Cork, but I left my heart in Dublin. And this poster is just class.

  42. Sooz

    …after 20 years of living in Dublin, circumstances have led me to live in Waterford and I miss the big smoke every day. I need this poster on my wall so I can have a piece of the great city with me at all times!

  43. Eoin

    The Characters, the banter & chat. Random encounters and familiar faces. From Moore St to Pembrook St and back. Old buildings we know all to well, a way of life for generations. With deer, partridge and pheasant roaming free 4 miles from O’Connell Bridge. An ever changing and evolving space. My city. Dublin.

  44. Lilys

    Because I know an old man who eloped to Birmigham the year I was born 36 years ago, he is a Dub through and through and this would just about light up his life.

  45. Disgrace

    I deserve this framed Dublin poster because it looks like a back-to-front Britain – a bit like Dublin itself

  46. Exile

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…. I was one of the kids who sang the theme tune for School Around The Corner.

  47. RonnieDrew

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I remember Dublin when it was really dirty old Dublin…when it was still a kip but we loved it anyway. I remember the old lady dancing on O’Connell Street. I remember Burdock’s on a Friday night stinking up my dad’s car with the smell of chips. I remember the barrage of 70 year old Dublin street sellers on Henry Street with their “wrappin’ paper, five for fifty” running their prams down the street when the guards showed up. I remember the stink of the Liffey…when it really stank. I remember Roches Stores and Hector Grey’s. I remember Mother Redcaps. I remember pre-hipster South William Street. I remember the Christmas windows in the old Switzers en route to the panto. I remember how Dubliners would avoid town on the 8th December. I remember when people would bemoan the return of “the students”. I remember the trees on O’Connell Street. I remember the Dice man. I get emotional listening to “Summer in Dublin” even though I still live here. So, please can I have it?

        1. B Bop

          Lovely indeeds & Dublin is still & will always be the greatest place to live -EVERY day I cherish it. I travel quite a bit & wax lyrical about how brilliant it is to live here.
          Lots of American friends living here too love it.
          Cannot abide people running this town down.

  48. COYBIB

    I deserve the Dublin Poster
    Because I love Broadsheet the Most(ah)
    Post it out to me in Swords
    I may even be lost for Words

  49. sambotarf

    I really would love it…but there a far more deserving people about that should win it – those who have emigrated etc.

    Is there anywhere I can buy one??

  50. jackfrost

    I deserve the framed poster because
    This short rhyme might elicit guffaws
    From our disgraced leaders
    To Broadsheet’s pretty readers
    And hopefully a standing applause!

  51. Julie Kavanagh

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…

    I’m a true blue, love Dublin Zoo, and shopping for new shoes, girl with attitude

  52. Paulie C

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because… this reminds me of all the wonderful things about the city I love.

  53. Lazer specced Bogman

    I deserve this poster because they try and overcharge me each time I but chips in Dinos (overrated btw)

  54. Stephen

    I deserve this poster because I don’t get every single one of the references. Lots still to explore in my beloved home town!

  55. Maro

    Because I am from Cork and I need a constant reminder of where the actual, real, capital is and a visual one would be the best way to help me with my superiority complex and general affholeness.

  56. seany_delight

    because I’m a proud Dub, born and raired, and I am moving to a new apartment next week. Love for this to take pride of place in the sitting room.

  57. Claire Healy

    I deserve the framed poster… because I’m sick of this constant line of shit attitudes and I think that Dublin, as a city has never had more going on or indeed going for it.

    1. hamandeggs

      Totally agree.

      There’s a realism about the place now. Some good, some bad. But it’s real.

      And you can drive somewhere at 8pm and not get stuck in a traffic jam for half an hour over a quarter mile distance like a fool.

    2. ex pat

      Agreed – and because you can’t actually afford to live there again now that the crazy real estate prices are gone.

  58. hamandeggs

    I want it so I can destroy it to make sure no more curious Blondes and Jocks from the southside try out Grogan’s to see if they can destroy it like they destroyed Kehoes.

  59. Dorinda M

    after the last Dublin game I woke to find my snoring drunken Dublin fella sprawled on the sofa which was newly coloured blue from his face paint with blue king salt n vinegar crips everywhere and he was in that state out of love for Dublin! It’s his birthday next month (turning 31 so he’s even worse than last year!) so I know he’ll find a loving place to display the print

  60. Ciaran

    …my girlfriend and I just moved into our first apartment and I’ve just finished paint it but the walls are very bare. The frame could be the start of something very beautiful.

  61. Conor

    …because I have a very specific set of skills. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. Unfortunately these skills do not include the ability to design one of these for myself or having 30 blips spare to buy my own. So I will find you, and I will hang you…on my wall.

  62. Maureen Williams

    I deserve the framed poster because I have to leave Dublin soon and it’s like tearing my heart in half. This would be the perfect thing to take with me to remind me of everything I love here.

  63. Ed

    … because I’m a homesick Dubliner living in Brussels that can’t afford to get home very often, and it would look great in our Irish apartment here.

  64. Kolmo

    I deserve the Dublin poster because……I call bananas ‘bernernits’, Pajamas -’berjermits, I drink Vodkits and terquilits, I never stayit in skewilt so I can’t even spell when i’m defacing a bussheltaer and start every social encounter with ‘what are yew lookin ah ye handicap geebag… i’d say i’m as Dublin as a junkies tracksuit of a Tuesday….

  65. Steve

    I reckon I deserve the picture because I want to send it to my aunt in London, who after 35 years of living, raising two kids, three grandkids andrunning a hospital she gets home sick and this might help her!

  66. gowger bowsie

    cos as a kid i ate sauages and chips in bewleys on saturdays – after shopping for food on moore street and for clothes in the bargain department of arnotts. As an adult I worked in easons, fell asleep in grogans and fell down the stairs in the stags head. Let the people who have to listen to my life story have a visual aid.

  67. AhPek

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because this city is my friend and companion. It continues to surprise me with new sights and sounds and amazes me every day with its energy to overcome all and inspire.

  68. Flogas

    For me, Dublin is like my favourite leather jacket. It’s cozy and comfortable, it never goes out of fashion and it can still make me smile when I find surprises in it’s pockets.

    I can find the poster a good home; my home.

  69. Caffrey

    I deserve this because I baggsied it the minute you put the photo up .. Enough Said ! .. No Take Backs ..

  70. Gary Flood

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I STILL haven’t received the Katie Taylor poster I won in the Olympics ‘ric off in August.

    Each day here on Broadsheet’s a ball,
    Right through Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
    My Limerick’s do shimmy,
    For f**k’s sake please gimme
    ANY poster to hang on my wall.

    Aythangyew

  71. KitC

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because I’m moving to Brussels tomorrow, and would love to wake up to see my fair city every morning!

  72. bennyjake

    I deserve the Dublin poster because…
    My bike was stolen, and instead of a “we don’t usually do this…” I’d like a poster

  73. Laura

    Coz I’m currently homeless so would help shield me from the elements! And when I get the house of my dreams next week it will look very nice inside the front door for all to see!

  74. adamjld

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because… I’m great. In fact, I think I should get both the parachutes, in case one of them doesn’t work!

  75. Lee Harris

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because as it is ..everywhere I go, I always take the weather with me, now I can take this fancy dan poster.

  76. Fee

    I should win it so that I can sell it to the highest bidder and make a fortune. Apparently 151 people really want it.

  77. Sean

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because it will better serve me as a map of Dublin than the new Apple Maps that have ruined my phone / sense of direction.

  78. Sparticus

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…
    I go wild for Wilde..
    Rejoice for Joyce..
    Barkin’ for Larkin..
    Sing for Synge..
    But I miss Markievicz
    And my home

  79. Ronan

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because…im not from Dublin, i dont know where most of those places are, I constantly get the piss taken out of me by my Dublin friends for not knowing my way around or where pubs are and stuff and if I won the poster it would really piss them off!!!

  80. Elledee

    I deserve it because after moving here 4 years I’ve become a real Dub and am raising a litter of my own Dubs. I’ve been a Northsider and Southsider and have been to/experienced everything on the poster. Dublin is where I met my husband, where we started our family and where we’ll stay despite both having family thousands of miles away.. I’m still waiting to hear if my citizenship application is accepted, but until then this would make a nice hat tip to the crooked, cobbled road my life has followed.

  81. Lazslo

    My girlfriend deserves it because … she just moved over to glamorous Sheffield to move in with me while I finish studying, it’s her birthday next week, she misses Dublin badly already (as do I in truth), she’s trying out becoming a writer and needs something distracting to hang in front of her desk (and what better than a map of our bonnie own hometown, the world’s capital city of literature, etc) and because she’s great.

    (Broadsheet is also great by the way, keep it up)

  82. padraig

    I deserve the framed Dublin poster because… like any true Dubliner, I’m late to enter this competition.

  83. Tom

    Nice poster
    I deserve it because I left Dublin 3 years ago and every time I come back I see a little of my dear city has changed, usually for the worst. It’s nice that someone has captured and preserved just a little of what Dublin is, was and hopefully shall be again.

  84. Haha

    I deserve the Dublin poster because…
    I no longer live in Ireland, but I still fly my tricolour right outside the door, and so far this week I’ve had 4 Irish people knock on my door to introduce themselves and have tea with me because of it!!

  85. my2yen

    …aaaah lads, ’tis destined for me auld house down de liberties, why only the other day while auld mr Brennan was visitin’ fer de tae as he sat down the sacred heart picture fell off the wall an hit him on the head…long story short, I’ve a magnolia square that needs fillin’….

  86. Van

    I am the ghost of Luke Kelly and would love it if I could be given this poster…..in the rare ‘ol times, I’d sit in my prison cell, while me ol triangle went jingle jangle…all along the banks of the royal canal. In truth, its rather nice and would be a nice addition to my Michael Collins posters.

  87. trobuff

    Because I already ordered the unframed one as a present for a mate, but this one is FRAMED and I want it for myself, and it’s completely unfair like.

  88. Jesusmarynjoseph

    I haven’t been home since february 13th 2005 since I flee to America to surprise my mot who dumped me and I have been stuck here since. Finally found a new one who has never been to Dublin and this will show her the quality! Right before we go in a months time now I am legal! Go on!

  89. C Sharp

    As a Cork man, I would like to point out that our magnificent birthplace has been mentioned five times (not including this time) in this thread about Dublin.

    Only once, it should be said, by an actual bona fide Cork person.

    Even Bray only gets a look in twice, and sure that’s only down the road.

    If this thread were the only record of humanity, Limerick would be a crappy poem, in Waterford all Dublin people would use the vernacular of our grandparents when referring to our great nation’s capital and almost nowhere else in the country would exist.

    I’ve been living in Dublin a long time now, and, well, it’s just nice to know you care. That’s all.

    I should have the print so I can cuddle it when the darkness closes in.

  90. iamwhatiam

    …’cause I can show it to me boys every morning in de kitchin’ infront of the superser when they’re eating their crips and drinkin’ their minerdls this winter.

    I’ll come an’ pick i’rup righ’?

    Sound.

    ;-p

  91. Dom

    It’s pretty awful. Nothing portrayed seems to be from more than a mile from the city centre yet it’s on a map of the whole county. What about the north county or the south county or other places outside the city centre? Nice idea, just the execution makes no sense. So yeah I don’t deserve it because I’m from Begrudgistan.

  92. Camilla

    has anybody realized that if you flip this representation of the County Dublin it looks strangely like the outline of Britain!!!

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