A National Disgrace and an international source of puzzlement, confusion and
My apologies for the lack of prettiness and poor design of the site
but it's meant to be informative and an attempt to make a difference.
If you want pretty sites I suggest you try the Govt and Semi State sites below!!!
For over five years I've been studying the phenomenon of Irish
Signposting and corresponding with National Bodies and the media in an
attempt to get some sort of action on the subject, or even as a minimum a
concession that there is a very real problem and one that badly needs
This site is an attempt to pull all the strands of that odyssey
together and hopefully perhaps achieve some sort of action on the issue.
LETTERS AND CORROSPONDENCE:
NRA - The body with alleged responsibility for roadsigns (in addition to roads)
Department of Transport - A new Irish Govt. Department created in June 2002
Irish Dail Debates 2001 - Minister McDaid's response to IHF report on complaints about signposting.
Jan 2003 - Pat "the Cope" Gallagher allocates €5.1 for regional signposting - But why for only 5 counties (One of which just happens to be his own county of Donegal which gets a whopping €1.45 m of the total!) and why for secondary roads when national primary routes are still inadequately signposted?
I'd welcome eveyone else's opinions so please sign and read the
comments on my guestbook
|WEB LINKS: (Or what the rest of
the world thinks)
Irishcar.com - Signposting survey results
The Limerick Leader - 20 yrs ago "We have the worst signposting in Europe..." well at least we're consistent
Dubliners Guide - See bottom of page for Signposting
Tour of Ireland 2000 - One UK cyclists take on our signposts
Later life.com - An older US holidaymakers perspective
The Irish Emigrant - Irish Roadsigns: A feast or Famine
A weekend in Ireland - A Kiwi's view
Rules of The Road A humerous look at some of our standard roadsigns
Winifred from Germany's take on Irish Roadsigns - Not very complementary. Her take? "ignore them..."
Smartdriving.co.uk - A good guide to driving in Ireland
Impressions of Ireland - "Irish road signs can be very confusing"
Irelandescorted.com Confusing Roadsigns
Purcelleteam.com - Driving in Ireland
The Irish Times 10th April 2002
Misleading new signs in Roscommon - Nothing like spending money on new signs and then getting it wrong AGAIN!
One possible Excuse - Blame the British! This piece from Brien Friels play "Translations"
Chaotic Kerry Sign: This picture is from outside Killarney