Thursday, September 20, 2007

Signs and Messages of Ireland

The signs at the Cliffs of Moher deserve their own special section. Here are just a few, with my own interpretations:

The Cliffs

Ye who bowls on the cliffs be dying soon.

Beware of UFOs.

No bird-watching in Hell.
How many times do we have to tell you?
It's hell, after all. Burning is your only activity choice.

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Blogger His suzy said...

Those signs are hilarious!! I especially like the one for the Bar, Hardware, & Bicycles. lol

Did you ever figure out what the UFO sign is actually for? I can't come up with anything for that one.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

You know, I seem to remember that one making sense when we were there, but now I have no idea.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

I love the cigarette packages in Ireland. I've always thought we should have warning labels that big on American ones.

I forget which city I was in, but on one of my trips around Ireland, I came across a toilet in a bathroom that was labeled "Ireland's cleanest toilet." It won some kind of cleanliness award. It was hysterical. Wouldn't you hate to be the judge of that contest?

3:13 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

I like your bowling caption.

There is a similar dog sign around here if my hubby ever fixes the computer so I can post pics.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I remember visiting the cliffs on the Aran Islands (I think it was Inismor) and this girl was lying on her stomach right near the edge of the cliff! I stayed a few feet back. Like, eighty.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Jesse made some signs like that (except her's had pictures!) for our front lawn. There's one guy in particular that always stops his dog at our grass. She was very specific and put "NO DOG POOP ALLOWED --ESPECIALLY ROUGH COLLIES"

I take it you didn't bowl near any cliffs? ;)

5:50 PM  
Blogger Veronica Mitchell said...

I love the car going over the cliff.

The Hardware/Bicycle/Bar sign reminds me of one I saw driving through Texas. Instead of the name of the store, there was a big plastic sign out front that said:


What more could a person need?

10:10 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

kay- I don't even know what to say to that. Just...ew.

Bearette- the edge of the Cliffs of Moher used to be wide open like that, too... now there's a barrier.

Rox- once again, Jesse is cracking me up with her antics. Do you think the owner of the rough collie will get the subtle hint? :D

Veronica- we had a pint in that place, and it was pretty funny. While we were drinking a guy came in and asked for an adaptor. Foxy John left the bar counter, went over to the hardware counter, and sold it to him.

I once saw a store in rural Kentucky with a sign that said:


8:49 AM  
Blogger laurie said...

heya--loved this post. (i found you through the caffeinated librarian)

we've taken many similar pictures in ireland. one of my favorites was irish graffiti. it read:


9:09 AM  
Blogger nejyerf said...

in honor of your recent trip to ireland, i've been watching ballykissangel on netflix.

now i want to go to ireland and become a catholic priest.

1:35 PM  
Blogger nejyerf said...

and chance my name to assumpta fitzgerald

1:37 PM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

Those signs are too funny, except #4 would make me just a little nervous!! As would the thought of bowling on 'the cliffs'!!

However my favorite was the UFO sign, even thought I have no idea what it means! Still laughing over your video!!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Maybe the UFOs are falling rocks?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

The last one was definitely my favorite. I almost wrote 'favourite'. It's all this talk of Ireland that has me confused.

8:55 PM  
Blogger kj said...

i LOVE signs, LOVE this post, and LOVE your ever present sense of humor (humour)!

1:16 AM  

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