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19 Things You'll Instantly Recognise If You Went To Private School In Dublin

By rosemary

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


1. You know the difference between hockey and camogie

And hockey is far superior. Sorry – it may not be patriotic, but it's true.

Womens Hockey Kilkenny

2. You still have a real fondness for deck shoes

They saw you through some really tough times. And they're called 'Dubes', if you don't mind.

Dubarry Deck Shoes

3. You once owned at least three pairs of Uggs

You still have one, for lazy weekends and Christmas. But you definitely don't wear them outdoors any more. Ugh, as if!

Ugg Boots Dancing

4. O'Neill tracksuit bottoms? Fashion gold

They were battered and bruised, and completely torn at the ends – but who cares? They were so comfy, and really versatile. 

O Neill Tracksuit Bottoms

5. You washed your hair a lot – but it never looked clean

Otherwise known as the "messy ponytail", it took at least 40 minutes to perfect.

Blonde Messy Ponytail

6. You had Marks & Spencer cookies in the tuck shop

...and if you got there at the right time, they were still warm.

Marks And Spencer Chocolate Chip Cookie

7. You prefer Prosecco to Champagne

It just goes down so easy – even if the Prosecco hangover is THE WORST.

Amy Schumer Prosecco

8. All of your mates have double-barrelled surnames

And now that their parents have remarried? Well, the step-siblings' are even worse.

Gossip Girls Taylor Momsen

9. You all had nicer cars than your teachers

What? Your parents worked hard to buy you those nice things.

Porsche Boxter

10. You know what 'Mountie' and 'Rock boy' mean

What's the big deal? They're just shortened. GOD.

Mount Anville Secondary School

11. You still open every conversation with, 'So what school did you go to?'

It's not that it even matters, it's just interesting. It says a lot about people, y'know, what school they went to.

Lauren Conrad Eyeroll

12. You consider yourself 'pretty good' at skiing

Like, you didn't go that often, but you're not bad at it. Skiing isn't that hard anyway – but you mostly go for the apres-ski.


13. Sally Hansen is God

Yes, still. The odd time you've had a night out-out sprung on you at short notice, Sally has always been there to save the day.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

14. You're ashamed to admit it, but you once owned a Juicy Couture tracksuit

Those days are better left in the past.

15. You got your first ghd at the age of 7

You're on your fourth, and each one has been better than the last.

Ghd Hair Straightener

16. You still spend Friday nights with "the girls"

You're all still really close – sometimes it feels like you're still in school!

Grease Sleepover

17. Your first drink was West Coast Cooler rosé

How embarrassing.

West Coast Cooler

18. You have at least four friends named Holly

It's just such a popular name – but they all have really different personalities.

Beyonce Girls

19. You still really, really miss A|Wear

It was just great for a last-minute going-out top.

Awear Grafton St


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