Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# really rough guide
Bienvenue à Dublin: 10 things you French lads ought to know about the city
Ou est Le Coppers?

You’ll need a coat

Don’t be fooled by the resplendent sunshine now. Within 15 minutes you’ll be soaked.

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Kiely’s is a Clemont pub

Ye Toulon boys will have to find a neutral venue.

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Don’t worry, baguettes are in plentiful supply

Whether you like breakfast or breaded chicken fillets, we have all your baguette needs covered.


See that big stadium on the way from the airport?

Don’t go there.


Make sure you don’t ask directions to ‘Aviva Stadium’ either.

It’s Lansdowne Road you’re after

Don’t worry, the cranes are gone now. ©INPHO/James Crombie

Drinking Guinness is mandatory for visitors to these shores

Even though the weather’s too hot for the locals to touch it in the next three months.

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Oh, did nobody tell ye? Dublin is soooo over the Heineken Cup these days…

The Amlin Challenge Cup final is the hot ticket in town, so unless you already have a ticket you’ll have to figure out something else to do.

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There’s traditional music down in the O2

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You’d be crazy to miss the chance of watching the most intense rivalry in gaelic football

So get yourself on the Luas out to Tallaght for Rovers v Bohs.

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‘See yiz in Coppers’ is not a threat or an offer to make a statue in your likeness

It’s where you celebrate winning trophies.

Credit: Copper Face Jacks

Although losers can go there too.

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