With rent prices sky rocketing across Dublin, many friends of rabble are upping sticks and heading to pastures new. Pauliina Spockinen is one of these. She penned this wistful farewell to D7. Have you been pushed out of an area you loved?
dear dublin 7,
it’s time for us to part ways. i never thought it would come to this. i suppose i knew something was up when you started expanding the luas deep into your heart and opened a gourmet burger restaurant.
i thought we agreed that i’d ignore the rubbish on the streets and in return you’d make sure that no one would know how to pronounce “quinoa”.
but i suppose we both have changed: you with your newly inflated house prices and open plan ikea-furnished artisan cottages, and me with my precarious working hours and ever-decreasing wages. i just don’t think we’re compatible any more.
so, i guess that’s it, dublin 7. you will always hold a special place in my heart and in my liver. it’s been good. it’s been special. as sure as the luas lines are to meet one day, maybe once we will also be reunited.
love you loads, goodbye.