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Whats the earliest you started drinking in the day?

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  • 02-04-2007 6:32pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 16,165 ✭✭✭✭


    As per title. Drinking in the morning the day after the night before doesn't count unless you stopped for brekfast or sleep. The earliest I've ever started was only at 3 in the afternoon on the first day or rag week. Disappointing I know.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    When i was on holidays last year,the earliest i had my first drink was 10.40 in the morning.Usually though it would be around 1pm,before dinner.
    Back home though,i've started at 11am..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,165 ✭✭✭✭brianthebard


    I imagine there are people in the student bar by 12, although I don't know any of those people. I'm about to crack open my first can of the evening cause I finished a bast*rd of an essay and I deserve a few (well I think so at least.)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    You see when you give up all that college stuff you'll be able to apply yourself properly to drinking!:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,165 ✭✭✭✭brianthebard


    Lols shouldn't it be the other way around??? Still it seems I have many years of college ahead of me, I'm planning on doing an M.Litt. But which one??? History or English? Its so confusing *downs can*


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    Lols shouldn't it be the other way around??? Still it seems I have many years of college ahead of me, I'm planning on doing an M.Litt. But which one??? History or English? Its so confusing *downs can*

    History or English..both relativley manly subjects but still a bit lah de dah!Couldnt you study drinking?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    Are funerals included? They usually kick off early with the swalley.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,165 ✭✭✭✭brianthebard


    Of course you can include funerals hagar. Degsy, most college subjects are a bit lah de dah, its a matter of finding the one's which are least so! I imagine something like practical engineering or something involving getting mucky like archeology would be manlier, but what can you do at this stage??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    Of course you can include funerals hagar.
    Excellent. Does anyone know anyone sick? I've a powerful thirst on me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 41,926 ✭✭✭✭_blank_


    Hagar wrote:
    Excellent. Does anyone know anyone sick? I've a powerful thirst on me.
    :D

    Yeah, Funerals are the best for getting the early scoops on, one that's after ten mass, skip the graveyard and head straight to the boozer, you could have the first one inside you by about a quarter to eleven if the priest went to the quick school.

    What's even better is if said deceased has left money for a bar tab. You don't even have to buy the round back!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    Christenings ar egood too,you could have it over with by half eleven then back to the venue or establishment and proceed to wet the baby's head in a massive orgy of alcoholic overindulgence!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,518 ✭✭✭matrim


    About 7 or 8 in the morning. A couple of times when I was in college I'd wake up and find my housemates still up from the night before and when I'd go downstairs I'd grab a beer and join them drinking for the day.

    And there was the time I woke up, couldn't be bothered getting out of bed but was thirsty. I had a bottle of buckfast beside the bed and started to drink it. I ended up going to the college bar when it opened already after drinking a bottle of buckie.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭ferdi


    i'd say earliest is about 7:30am....


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,676 ✭✭✭✭smashey


    As per title. Drinking in the morning the day after the night before doesn't count unless you stopped for brekfast or sleep. The earliest I've ever started was only at 3 in the afternoon on the first day or rag week. Disappointing I know.
    A couple of options here. Both are from when I was living in Singapore. Firstly, myself and a few lads got the 7.30am ferry to Malaysia every Saturday morning for about six months to play golf. The golf always turned out to be a bit of a side show as we started drinking as soon as we got on the ferry. When we arrived at the golf course, they always had our buggies fitted with cooler boxes which were filled with beer.

    On another ocassion, we left a night club at 3.30am and proceeded to a 24 hour 7-11 and drank cans until 7.00am. A brief sleep on a park bench was followed by breakfast in McDonalds at 8.00 which in turn was followed by another visit to the aforementioned 7-11 for more beer. This kept us going until the Irish Pub opened at 10.30. I seem to recall leaving at about 11.00pm that night.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭rediguana


    I think I had a beer around midday once. It was grand but you've got nowhere to go then. Even one blunts your capacity to do anything productive for the remainder of the day. Have two and you're heading toward the start of a session. Start your session too early in the day and it will become messy and / or lose steam before six or seven.

    A good "early" start is 6pm. Any sooner than that and you're shooting yourself in the foot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,563 ✭✭✭connundrum


    8.50am train up to Dublin for 'de match' last year! Actually it was before that, because we went up to the train station the pub beside it was open and selling cans so we stopped in there and had 2 quick pints and bought 4 cans each.

    That day was my finest hour(s), 22 pints of black, 4 cans of stella (only the posh stuff!) and about 4 burger king feeds. Aye.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭ro1798


    long time viewer first time poster,
    time was 6.19am
    this was the day i was flying over to oktoberfest last year, it was an early start for a pint bottle of bulmers in the airport.. did not stop till we got back to dublin 3 days later...:D

    good times good times
    #
    ronan


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,165 ✭✭✭✭brianthebard


    rediguana wrote:
    I think I had a beer around midday once. It was grand but you've got nowhere to go then. Even one blunts your capacity to do anything productive for the remainder of the day. Have two and you're heading toward the start of a session. Start your session too early in the day and it will become messy and / or lose steam before six or seven.

    A good "early" start is 6pm. Any sooner than that and you're shooting yourself in the foot.

    Well said brother. I'm not one to get in the way of a brother who wishes to start drinking at the craic of dawn, but well my rag week experience showed me that pace is the most important aspect of a pissup. I've been up til five or six manys the night last year, but if you start drinking at two or three then I think lasting much later than midnight would be damn near miraculous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 193 ✭✭FunkyDa


    07.30, off a night shift. My bodyclock at that hour is the same as yours at 17.30, so a can, or two, goes down a treat(now, if only the chipper was open at that hour!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,262 ✭✭✭✭jester77


    What time does the Gate bar in Dublin airport open at?
    I remember getting the 2:00 am Citylink coach from Galway to Dublin airport many times to catch an early morning flight and queueing outside the bar till it opened. Was great to get a nice refreshing pint after a rough nights sleep on a coach! Don't think I've done any earlier than that!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,869 ✭✭✭Mahatma coat


    Have woken early on a sunday mornin and started at about 8AM usualy dont get out of bed till 1 tho which is when I start drinkin


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭The Hill Billy


    jester77 wrote:
    What time does the Gate bar in Dublin airport open at?
    I remember getting the 2:00 am Citylink coach from Galway to Dublin airport many times to catch an early morning flight and queueing outside the bar till it opened. Was great to get a nice refreshing pint after a rough nights sleep on a coach! Don't think I've done any earlier than that!

    Not sure what time it opens these days, but I can remember downing a few G&Ts there before catching a 06:50 flight.

    As for early starts - I used to regularly go for a couple of pints at 10:30 on a Saturday morning. Now my early-Saturday-monring-mind-altering-experiences are limited to watching The Wiggles & The Backyardigans. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,262 ✭✭✭✭jester77


    Hill Billy wrote:
    Not sure what time it opens these days, but I can remember downing a few G&Ts there before catching a 06:50 flight.

    I was catching a 6:50 flight as well and managed 2 or 3 (if flight delayed) pints before it left. Guess it opens around 6 as I used to get into the airport before 5:30 and had a bit of waiting!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭Burning Eclipse


    7.45 on the bus to slane about 5 or 6 years ago. It was a naggin of mace own brand vodka and it might as well have been turpentine.

    On a few occasions I've had a bottle of beer with toasted sausage sandwiches for brekkie, bout the half 8/9 mark. Good times.

    I had a 9 o clock exam (physics) bout 4/5 years back, left after the mandatory minimum 30 mins, took the naggin of southern comfort out of my bag so I didn't have to wait to get to the pub to drink... Got a C3 in the exam :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭Blitzkrieger


    Left work at 12:05am one night and had the first drink (free) in a hotel bar at about 12:15am. Two house partys and an early bar later we knocked it on the head for a few hours about 4:30pm. Think it was about 8 we started again. I must have looked like some waster falling asleep on the bus with two days of stubble, pissed as a fart at 5pm.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭J.S. Pill


    Hill Billy wrote:
    Not sure what time it opens these days, but I can remember downing a few G&Ts there before catching a 06:50 flight.

    Simular situation. Early flight - few shots of rum - a couple of solphadine - slept like a log.


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    ro1798 wrote:
    long time viewer first time poster,
    time was 6.19am
    this was the day i was flying over to oktoberfest last year, it was an early start for a pint bottle of bulmers in the airport.. did not stop till we got back to dublin 3 days later...:D

    good times good times
    #
    ronan

    Over 10euros for 2 drinks? Rip off.

    I think around 10:30 for me when I was just finished the Leaving Cert.


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭JazzyJ


    6.30am most Sundays throughout the summer when I was living in San Francisco. We'd get up to watch the GAA matches down the local. It made for some interesting days.

    The Americans didn't know what to make of lads stumbling out of the pub at 10.30am muttering "I'm never drinking this early again".

    The good thing was sometimes you'ld head back to bed for a few hours and then head out again - it was like having 4 nights out in a weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,399 ✭✭✭✭r3nu4l


    Years ago, getting an early ferry to England I had a pint of Guinness at 6 am. My uncle also has a proper bar in his house and after an all night party I awoke at 8 am (3 hours sleep on the floor) and poured myself a pint of Guinness. Delicious going down, not so nice coming up again an hour later :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,869 ✭✭✭Mahatma coat


    ah jaysus Id allmost forgot about the aul boozecruise


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,939 ✭✭✭mikedragon32


    6am in the Airport on several occasions... mmmm Bulmers for brekkie!


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