Further to the outcry over gentrification by ‘millenials’ of Dublin city neighbourhoods.
Alright alright, ironic/artisan bakery schtick is not True Dublin enough, or whatever, blah blah, but there is a point I must make loud and clear, and ask that you, my peers, pay attention: this is NOT millennials.
Millennials are broke, indebted, and over-educated victims of circumstance, both terrified of never being employed, and obliged to live in decrepit, over-packed houses in order to remain within walking distance of work options. Because they can’t fuppking drive.
The generation opening bakeries and making The Happy Pear a thing are GENERATION X, or at least those who survived the cocaine blizzard of the early noughties long enough to produce Sucra and Fiachra and need somewhere hip to take the souped-up bugaboo of a Sunday morning.
So leave my poor, hungry, worthlessly qualified generation alone, ‘k?
Anyway the oul lads and oul ones of Rare Ould Dublin are the ones sitting on ex-council house goldmines, charging millenials five hundred quid a pop for a box room. They’re doing OK….
Montague Street (Dublin 2) is not paradise. But there was no need to close the Post Office for locals and put up a bakery for the usual suspects in the locale. I thought PornDog (now closed) – also on same street – took the biscuit.
When are we going to have a debate about hipster and millennials’ gentrification in our cities?
Do you own a spoon? Do you like chilli? Are you generous?
“I have no doubt that there is some amazing chilli cooks and chilli fans amongst the Broadsheet readership. Right now we’re looking for entrants for the 2nd almost annual Chilli Con Carnivale at The Bernard Shaw, Richmond Street, on Oct over 25.
Further to the distressing news of a monocle revival.
Austin Lysaght, from the Blind Elephant Collective, writes:
I saw an achingly cool gentleman in the Sugar Club [Leeson Street] in Dublin a few weeks ago smoking a pipe, and trying not to look self conscious about it. So I started drawing hipsters who are trying just that little bit too hard. They can be bought here on T-shirts, prints, clocks, etc., should anyone feel that way inclined.