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01st Mar 2023

Dublin Airport retire infamous washing line and cloud graphics from T1

By Fiona Frawley.

The notorious laundry has finally been taken in.

The glass corridor to arrivals at Dublin Airport Terminal 1 is a grim spot at the best of times. It marks the end of your holiday, a return to work, and the beginning of your quest to find a taxi home. No easy feat.

As the fear grips you, cartoon clouds, t-shirts and babygrows line your periphery, wielding dad jokes, Irish mammyisms and some phrases that frankly make no sense at all.

It’s a bit of a strange installation, but one that we’ve never really questioned. It’s just always been there. Have tourists and those visiting Ireland been baffled as they’re greeted with a cloud asking them what the code for the wifi is? Probably. But no one ever paid too much attention.

Nonetheless, Dublin Airport have decided that the time has come to take in the washing. In a post on Twitter earlier today, they announced the clouds and clothes were being retired to make way for something new.

The tweet reads:

“The clouds have parted and the washing has been taken in at Dublin Airport…

“Our much-talked-about word clouds and clothesline graphics have been retired. Stay tuned for some new installations – coming very soon!”

The end of an era, truly.

This article was first published on Lovin Dublin. Feature image via Dublin Airport.