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Best and worst local authority for road signage?

  • 08-08-2012 8:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,002 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    Come on, let's give socks to the worst lot (I reckon Dublin City Council must be up there for the sheer lack of signage in their area) and give credit where it's due (South Dublin is pretty good I find).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,272 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    Isn't Donegal the one that makes up its own random weird signs. Red octagonal "SLOW" sign (although the new TSM 'stop ahead' sign is just as stupid :( ) and the "STAD" road markings?

    Sure who needs internationally recognised signs when we can confuse tourists and 'promote' the Irish language at the same time? :rolleyes:

    Vegetable rights and peace ✌️



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Donegal has the least TSM compliant signage known to man. On the up-side they nearly always sign Gaeltacht areas in English from outside the Gaeltacht which reduces the number of completely lost tourists...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,398 ✭✭✭chewed


    I have to agree with OP. Also, North county Dublin (Fingal) is terrible!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,255 ✭✭✭Yawns


    When I saw the title I was thinking the exact same. Dublin City is terrible while South Dublin is fantastic


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,002 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    chewed wrote: »
    I have to agree with OP. Also, North county Dublin (Fingal) is terrible!
    I always found that the Swords side was much better signed than the Coolmine side (the two roads dept. main depots in Fingal). The Coolmine side (basically D15) was always rubbish when I used to live there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,548 ✭✭✭SeanW


    Monaghan deserves a mention. I was there a couple of years ago for a stag and the signage was very confusing, instead of the normal directional signage for national roads etc (roadside sign showing your route going straight ahead, as appropriate) they have this weird system of having directional signage pointing in opposite directions on each side of the road.

    Take this example on the N54:
    http://maps.google.ie/?ll=54.180126,-7.229508&spn=0.004665,0.009645&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=54.180171,-7.229393&panoid=S4RPNQ9JM4ST90NbZdqRJw&cbp=12,58.96,,0,0.7


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,272 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    They do that all the time in France - works very well there because it's consistent.

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  • Mayo Co CO recently spent a lot of money on road signs(which apparently they had to use or lose), which got a lot of criticism, because they put signs everywhere. Some roads that were dead ends with one house they puts signs on them. They are everywhere on the N5. No harm in it though.

    From my own POV i think Dublin city is terrible for signage(lack of, and conflicting signage), i don't know how tourists get around without Sat Nav's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,610 ✭✭✭stoneill


    I like these signs - bring them back I say!

    v14p1290signs.gif


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    I'd agree there, particularly in "heritage" locations


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,272 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    No. They're terrible. The level crossing signs even have small print on them...
    Horse and cart era signage.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,398 ✭✭✭chewed


    Agreed! They're awful.

    The complex junction looks.....complex! I wonder what the most complex junction in Ireland is at the moment?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,002 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    chewed wrote: »
    Agreed! They're awful.

    The complex junction looks.....complex! I wonder what the most complex junction in Ireland is at the moment?
    Whatever it is, I doubt it's signed accurately!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭triple-M


    chewed wrote: »
    Agreed! They're awful.

    The complex junction looks.....complex! I wonder what the most complex junction in Ireland is at the moment?

    I-d put my money on naas road-longmile road
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.32397&lon=-6.35143&zoom=17&layers=M

    or snugborough road at the tractamotors junction
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.391422&lon=-6.381758&zoom=18&layers=M

    im sure theres more but these two would be the ones I use the most


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    the worst roads are in Counties starting in "C"..have you ever noticed that?



    Co Kerry
    Co Longfors
    Co Donegal
    Co Meath
    etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,398 ✭✭✭chewed


    I actually think this is one of the most complex junctions!

    The Ashtown Gate / Blackhorse Ave junction...

    http://goo.gl/maps/SKLe9

    Complex meaning no one knows who has right of way!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭triple-M


    chewed wrote: »
    I actually think this is one of the most complex junctions!

    The Ashtown Gate / Blackhorse Ave junction...

    http://goo.gl/maps/SKLe9

    Complex meaning no one knows who has right of way!!!
    oh yeah forgot about that one actually from above it doesnt look too bad but can be awful to navigate sometimes


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