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13th Dec 2019

This Instagram account reviews Irish hand dryers and it’s absolute GOLD

Sarah Finnan

That’s mad, Ted.

Instagram can be a treasure trove of hilarity, but only if you know where to look.

If your home feed is filled with selfie after posed selfie, filtered to bits and captioned “live, laugh, love”, then you’re doing it wrong.

I’m sure such accounts have their appeal but for me personally at least, I’d much rather fill my social media with things that make me smile to myself and think “could you get more Irish than that?”.

One account doing it very, very right is @irish_hand_dryer_reviews.

And yes, it does EXACTLY what it says on the tin.

Reviews stem mostly from places in and around Dublin, though there are ones from Waterford, Meath and Louth too.

Hand dryers are rated on three factors, culminating in an overall score. Air pressure, air temperature and aesthetics are all taken into account before a final score is given.

So far, 20 hand dryers have been reviewed. Below you’ll find some of the best and worst.

The top spot went to the hand dryer in Arthur’s Pub on Thomas Street. Giving it an 8.8 out of 10, it was praised for its “power, efficiency and professionalism”. God, we Irish…we’re gas aren’t we?

Other top scores went to this jungle gem in Leixlip along with the first dryer to be reviewed which were awarded 8.2/10 and 7/10 respectively.

Bottom of the barrel was this hand dryer out in Skerries that earned a measly 0.5 out of 10. Bit harsh, no? Maybe, maybe not. But the line: “the masking tape cut me to my core and I couldn’t breathe” seems to justify the decision.

So, there you have it-the good, the bad and the ugly of Irish hand dryers. Do what you will with it.

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