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Following on from our last post about road signs, I came across this ‘road closed’ sign in the Wicklow Mountains today. The sign seems to indicate that the road ahead is closed due to snow and ice. But the tyre … Continue reading
During my recent trip to France I did a lot of driving on their excellent motorway system. There are a lot of differences between their roads and ours, and not just that they drive on the right. But some of … Continue reading
President Obama’s Great Great Great Grandfather, (Mr. Falmouth Kearney), hailed from the village of Moneygall in County Offaly. See photographs below. But the adjacent junction on the M7 motorway needs to be treated with caution.
It seems that the future design of Swiss road tunnels may be changed based on last month’s tragic bus crash in which 28 people died, including 22 children. The initial cause of the crash at the Tunnel de Geronde, near … Continue reading
A recent report recommends additional tolls for existing Irish motorways as a way to generate additional revenue for the Government. Continue reading
The motorway sculpture called ‘The Hitchhiker’ has been stolen from the M7 motorway near Monasterevin in County Kildare. It was a 3.5 meter high piece of bronze and weighted 1000kg. See the newspaper article here.
It is thought that the theft was motivated by the current high price of metal rather than any desire for the sculpture itself. Interestingly in the newspaper article the original artist estimates the scrap value would be €30,000. But I think this might be an over estimation. Continue reading