27 Reasons Why Leinster Is The Best Province In Ireland

Bow out guys, we've got this one...

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Now, this may cause a bit of an upset. 

We've decided to take it upon ourselves to show you guys why Leinster is definitely, DEFINITELY the best province in Ireland. 

Start licking your wounds guys, because we have this one in the bag.

1. Leinster rugby is the best 

Boasting some of the best rugby schools, players and jerseys (sorry, but let's be real) in the country – Leinster remains firmly at the top of the leaderboard year in, year out. 

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2. We boast the majority of the population

You know all the big-dogs of the country?

Yep, we own them.

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3. We're a booming success story

With no signs of stopping. Google, Facebook and Twitter are all set up here, and they seem to be bringing their mates with them.

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4. Because, The Wicklow Mountains 

Need we say more?

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5. Kilkenny hurlers

The best and baddest in the business, ain't nothing getting past these guys. 

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6. Wexford beaches

Curracloe, Ballymoney, Rosslare and Ballinesker (even though the best craic was really in the arcades).

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7. Dublin GAA

Producing stellar teams effortlessly year in, year out, the whole Dublin GAA organisation every year produces more incredible players than we've had hot dinners. 

And we've had loads of dinners. 

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8. Niall Horan

The soundest member of the biggest boyband in the world? Yep, we'll keep him.

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9. Curragh, Punchestown and Leopardstown racecourses

Beautiful landscapes, incredible creatures and all round great craic, these racecourses are fun for all the family, and will guarantee some of the best and funnest days out you could ever imagine.

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10. Trinity, Maynooth University, DCU and UCD

United only by geography, these four hit the top of the best university lists each and every year, and that's not going to change any time soon.

They're pretty easy on the eyes too.

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11. The Trinity Ball

The biggest private party in Europe, these tickets are like gold dust and always, ALWAYS prove to be a big hitter. 

12. Political buildings for days

Dáil Éireann? Yep. 

Department of the Taoiseach? Sure. 

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform? Yaaaasssss.

13. Dublin Zoo

Yup, we've got the penguins.

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14. The best gig venues in Ireland

3Arena, Whelans, The Cobblestone, Button Factory – name your genre, we've got it.

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15. Wexford Opera House

Take that, Sydney!

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16. All the golf you could ever want

The K Club, Carton House, Killenard, Castleknock and Mount Wolesley, but to name a few...

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17. Enough history to bore your Junior Cert teacher

Have you ever heard of a little place called Meath? 

It used to be its own province for God's sake!

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18. The very best music festivals

Body&Soul, Forbidden Fruit, Dublin City Soul Festival, Longitude, Life, B.A.R.E In The Words, Castlepalooza, Another Love Story and Electric Picnic.

Sorry guys, but we've nailed this one.

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19. Sailing

With the Irish National Sailing Club and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs based in the heart of Dun Laoghaire, sailing holds a place firmly starboard of Ireland. 

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20. Moneygall

The quaint Irish town that has been turned into a tourism super-hub... and I'm pretty sure that means we can claim Obama too.

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21. All of the museums 

All of the fun ones anyway. A trip to the Dead Zoo, anybody?

22. Powerscourt Gardens

AKA the most beautiful place on Earth.

23. Tayto Park

Featuring Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster.

Important.

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24. The Spire

The enormous steel pin we've all grown to know and love. 

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25. Croke Park

A legendary space where men are men and hurls are currency.
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26. Phoenix Park

A heavenly place for all to roam, cycle or drive through. A haven from big city life, this park boasts an 11km perimeter wall, enclosing 1,750 acres, making it one of the largest walled city parks in Europe.

It also has herds upon herds of deer, was the location where the Pope gave his famous 'People of Ireland, I love you' speech and is where Michael D himself lives, so you know it has to be good.

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27. And finally, Mattress Mick

Because if you're going to be jealous of everything, be jealous of this...

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Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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