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What'll happen to poor Josephine's?

  • 06-09-2008 10:48pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    For decades it's been the customery stopping point for many a traveller and bus between Cork and Dublin. From the big dusty pot holed parking area for coaches to the crowded rest-rooms and deli counters in her buildings, Josephine's of Urlingford was a symbol that you were half way to where you wanted to go.

    When I was a student in Dublin in 2000, I regularly bussed it back to Tipp. In those pre-Kildare and Monasterevin Bypass days, the journey to Cork was horrendously unsatisfying -- and Josephine's, God bless her, didn't help, because I only wanted to go as far as Cashel, so the stop in Urlingord served to prolong my agony rather than soothe it. Cork-bound people, and smokers, breathed a sigh of relief, however!

    So with the anticipated opening of the newest piece of the M8 and the consequential bypassing of Urlingford, what'll become of the famous pit stop?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭ D.L.R.


    Its supply and demand isn't it. With a motorway all the way from Dublin to Cork, there is no more need for a half way house. A service area will suffice. My sympathies with Josephine's et al, but this kind of thing happens with progress.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    I've asked a mod to delete this thread, as I originally meant to post it in the Commuting and Transport forum.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 31,036 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dolanbaker


    Sure the mod could just move it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,495 ✭✭✭ DublinWriter


    Furet wrote: »
    So with the anticipated opening of the newest piece of the M8 and the consequential bypassing of Urlingford, what'll become of the famous pit stop?
    I can't believe anyone would bemoan the passing of this, most monstrous, of kips.

    The food was and is the most appalling fare you could get by a road in Ireland. Why? Because they had it handy for years with coaches and the general uninformed motorist stopping there on the Cork-Dublin run.

    The function of the buying of food in this place was usually only used as an admission to the toilets.

    Good riddens to another vestige of Rip-Off-Ireland I say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭ marmurr1916


    Never mind Josephine's (stopped there on Saturday - the Wimpy food was okay but the gents was filthy), what about the big red apple* near Durrow?

    (*the little roadside portacabin with the big wooden cutouts of apples attached)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,584 Heisenberg.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,277 ✭✭✭ serfboard


    Only had the "pleasure" of stopping in Josephine's once.

    But, if you're wondering what's going to happen to it, to give you a comparable example, Harry's in Kinnegad was a similar halting site (sorry, I mean, place ;)). They gave the bus drivers free grub so's they'd stop the buses there, and everyone else piled in to the meeting point of the N4/N6. Now with Kinnegad being bypassed, the last time I passed through, Harry's was demolished and apartments built in its place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭ marmurr1916


    I wonder if that horrible eyesore of the part-finished hotel in Urlingford (the one with the 'Opening in December 2005' sign on it) is ever going to be completed/demolished.

    Obviously whoever started building that hotel (was meant to be a Ramada Encore - similar to a Travelodge) didn't realise that Urlingford was going to be bypassed!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,048 bill_ashmount


    It'll be missed. The shop on the way up for a sandwhich and drink and then the chipper on the way bag for a burger and chips. Happy days. :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,048 bill_ashmount


    I can't believe anyone would bemoan the passing of this, most monstrous, of kips.

    The food was and is the most appalling fare you could get by a road in Ireland. Why? Because they had it handy for years with coaches and the general uninformed motorist stopping there on the Cork-Dublin run.

    The function of the buying of food in this place was usually only used as an admission to the toilets.

    Good riddens to another vestige of Rip-Off-Ireland I say.

    Blasphemy :mad:










    ;):D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ lazernuts


    balls to Josephine's, i'll just miss the cheap(er) petrol you get in Urlingford.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,807 Mod ✭✭✭✭ G_R


    good ridance to bad rubbish...:mad:

    have u seen the prices in there...€2.70 or something for red bull



    and to the scientist
    bus eireann busses do still stop there... Aircoach busses stop in Kavanaghs (the other smaller garage)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭ cargo


    I wonder if that horrible eyesore of the part-finished hotel in Urlingford (the one with the 'Opening in December 2005' sign on it) is ever going to be completed/demolished.

    Obviously whoever started building that hotel (was meant to be a Ramada Encore - similar to a Travelodge) didn't realise that Urlingford was going to be bypassed!

    I think they didn't realise You need planning for a hotel :) or that things tend to sink on swampland :) Heard several different stories with that place and all the different buildings there. Took ages to get them up and going.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    I wonder if that horrible eyesore of the part-finished hotel in Urlingford (the one with the 'Opening in December 2005' sign on it) is ever going to be completed/demolished.

    Obviously whoever started building that hotel (was meant to be a Ramada Encore - similar to a Travelodge) didn't realise that Urlingford was going to be bypassed!

    Maybe it's already finished and it's just a really crappy hotel! :D


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