The latest addition to the Ipath squad, Gav Coughlan, gives you his guide to the best parts of Dublin today, so read on underneath to find out what’s up in Southern Ireland, then scroll to the bottom of the page for his Ten Tricks…
Best breakfast spot: Any Spar/Centra for a chicken fillet roll.
Best form of transportation: Car. Dublin bus is shit and the luas is also useless.
Best skate shop: G1, been around for 14 years.
Best record shop: Dunno man I never buy anything from them.
Best band: The Hot Sprockets. Joey Lynch is in them.
Best album: Any Westlife album.
Best local video: “Dirty Dublin”
Best video section: Finn and Friends from Dirty Dublin, all the hammers!
Best local – back in the day: Steve Kelly or Joey Lynch, both were amazing!
Best local – present: Paddy Clear – kills it everytime I’m skating with him.
Best skate spot – back in the day: Portobello, before it got capped twice and all the ledges fell apart.
Best skate spot – present: Portobello, once you go there you can’t leave.
Best undercover spot: Sandyford O’Briens, total bust though.
Best skatepark – back in the day: Ramp’n'Rail. R.I.P.
Best skatepark – present: Either Clongriffen skatepark or Bushy. Although no one likes bushy other than me.
Best bar: The Bernard Shaw, cheap and close to Portobello.
Best nightclub: Twisted Pepper when Dirtbox is on.
Best restaurant: Buffalo 19.
Best local slang phrase: Chick Fill front Aprile.
Best point of local interest/tourist must see: The Spire. It’s a really big lamppost in the middle of the street.
Best local celebrity: Fof King, the real king of Dublin.
Best thing about living in Dublin: The weather is amazing, at least one rainy day a week. Nah, it’s good these days cause we finally got a load of skateparks and indoor ones built. Nob lives there too.
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