DC King of Dublin 2009 – Happy St Patrick’s Day
This is probably unthinkable these days but back in 2009 DC shoes somehow convinced the city of Dublin to give free reign to hordes of skateboarders from all over the globe to descend on generally 100% unskateable spots. The result was one of the most chaotic weekends in recent skate history. Honestly, looking back on this one we genuinely cannot believe that it happened. DC rented out an entire housing complex, stacked it full of skaters from across Ireland and the globe (PJ Ladd was actually there strangely enough) and basically paid for 100’s of skateboarders to skate and get hammered on free booze for 48 hours. Absolutely bonkers in retrospect.
Seeing as it’s St Patrick’s Day today – we thought we’d give you reminder of what happens when free booze meets unfettered access to every spot in Dublin. Nuts.
Featuring Irish heads Gav Coughlan, Keith Walsh, Al Collins and Cian Eades to name but a few, plus visiting heads from the UK, Europe and the States.
Major big ups to everyone involved in DC King of Dublin 2009 – God only knows how you managed to pull this one off!
Whilst we’re on the topic of St Patrick’s Day – why not take your eyes for a quick wander through our St Patrick’s Day themed gallery – featuring all manner of heads from the Irish skateboarding scene, both past and present – Irish skateboarding gallery.
If you’re still thirsty for Guinness related skateboarding – have a look at our recent series of Irish Skate Crates featuring Irish and UK heads ripping spots from Clongriffin to Dublin.
Once you’ve done that, it’s probably time to crack open a can, sit back and relax and take in this recent video documentary on one of Irish skateboarding’s most successful sons, namely Mr Richard Gilligan. Peep the mini doc entitled Pathways here.