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17-01-2018, 15:15   #1
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How long ago has Southside vs Northside been a thing?

I should say it actually doesn't even seem to be that much of a thing anymore, if it ever was. There's no way of any rivalry really developing unless you play GAA or something but I'm interested to know when it first began to be a thing. My dad is from North Inner city and he has no memory of having any sort of feeling towards the 'southside'.
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I should say it actually doesn't even seem to be that much of a thing anymore, if it ever was. There's no way of any rivalry really developing unless you play GAA or something but I'm interested to know when it first began to be a thing. My dad is from North Inner city and he has no memory of having any sort of feeling towards the 'southside'.
I thought they had gotten rid of that by just replacing TS and TN with a simple T?
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17-01-2018, 15:18   #3
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its always been more banter than any real rivalry

I mean neighbouring GAA clubs would be far more rivals than a northside club vs southside club

I also think that those from the city centre wouldn't really be part of it...its more of a suburban thing
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I presume as long as townie and culchie has been a thing.
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Do you mean just with regards GAA? In terms of social or class divide it dates back centuries to when the aristocracy moved across the river to the southside and it was established as the wealthy side. It was originally the north that was where the wealthiest people live but then places like merrion square and stephens green were built
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Ever since they bridged the Liffey...
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Always seemed to be a southside thing to me. As a northsider i never gave the southside a sceond thought until i went to school there and got the whole "oh, you're a Northsider" reaction, was mostly banter anyway.
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It died out a fair bit after Tupac was killed.
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All Dubs to me.
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Since the culchies moved in and tried creating a divide
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Do you mean just with regards GAA? In terms of social or class divide it dates back centuries to when the aristocracy moved across the river to the southside and it was established as the wealthy side. It was originally the north that was where the wealthiest people live but then places like merrion square and stephens green were built
I was reading about this before and it's pretty fascinating. The northside around Parnell and Mountjoy squares were the fancy spots until Leinster house was built in the early 19th century, then all the rich folk followed over Southside and the Georgian northside buildings were converted to tenements, hence becoming the "rough" side. I may have the finer points of that wrong but that's roughly it.
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Northside vs Southside stereotypes fall fairly easily today when you compare Castleknock, Portmarnock and Malahide to Crumlin, Clondalkin and Tallaght. If there's a real divide now, it's East and West.

Historically, I think the dockers lived on the Northside and the more affluent on the South. The Southside having a more prestigious postcode led to Áras an Uachtaráin falling in the more favorable D8 region.
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Northside vs Southside steroetypes fall fairly easily when you compare Castleknock, Portmarnock and Malahide to Crumlin, Clondalkin and Tallaght. If there's a real divide, it's East and West.
It stands up ok when you compare just the city centre though, insofar as a stereotype means anything. Obviously it's not going to apply across the board.
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When the southside discovered that the only airport was on the northside! That, and the GPO, Croker, Santry Stadium, the Phoenix Park, the zoo...


Suck it up, southsiders!
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