There’s controversy brewing in Ballyvaughan, County Clare, when one of Ireland’s most-photographed roadsigns was removed by the Irish roads authority.
While the cluster of signs wasn’t vital for tourists to find their way around the small village, it did attract their attention and their camera lenses. The sign has been a mainstay in calendars, guidebooks, and personal photo albums for decades.
Standing next to the notable intersection in The Burren, I remember hearing two separate visitors comment, “only in Ireland,” with giant smiles on their faces.
No comment has been issued about what has happened to the signs on the minor landmark… I’m wondering if we should be scouring E-Bay to see if they make it to the auction block or if public outcry will bring them back to their original location.
Full story from the Irish Times >>
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