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May. 30th, 2006

To the latest Irish novelist* who has just made huge and stupid generalisations about the "grim" northside of Dublin: fuck off. Also, buy a freaking map, or at least just, like, cross the Liffey once in a while because last time I looked, O'Connell Street was not surrounded by residential redbrick terraces, nor was it filled with prostitutes.

*I have to review her book, despite giving her second novel one of the nastiest reviews of my career back in my Tribune days

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daegaer
May. 30th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
A friend of mine teaches in Our Lady's in Templeogue, and the girls absolutely freaked out about going to the top of O'Connell St. They were convinced they'd be gangraped and murdered outside the Ambassador, or something.
clanwilliam
May. 30th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
1992 Dublin Film Festival - got off the bus at Coolock to go to an event. I heard a voice behind me say, in absolute seriousness, "Oh my God, we're going to be stabbed".
daegaer
May. 30th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
Argh!

Still, to even things up, my mother is convinced that razor gangs still stalk the mean streets of Rathmines.

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