It is a piss take... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr._Pat_Noise_plaque
This takes me back a bit. My grandmother is devoutly religious and used to help organize trips to Knock each year. I never went myself and I'm glad I never did. I would have been bored out of my mind.
Open for business again, as far as I know. Not sure if it's as popular as it was once was.
The rather strange religious artefact shop on O'Connell Street (not sure if it's still there) would have to be a contender.
St. Oliver Plunkett's Head in Drogheda!
I've been to the one on Waterford and it works even with the handbrake on.
Holy Island co clare, 4.7 google rating
apparently on visiting said island you become very holy 🧚♂️ whether you like it or not
Was in Clare last week and saw poorly hand painted signs for “open air donkey farm and matchmaking museum”
I wasn’t ready for that level of mega cringe so we kept driving.
the isle of doagh famine village in inishowen often gets mentioned in this sort of context, but it's actually kinda fascinating; it's a true 'folk' museum as it's created and curated by an amateur (and it shows) but it has a charm of its own.
This has to be up there.
Queuing up after security looking forward to a pint when next thing you know you are accosted by a sourpuss Woman;
''Tenner , You need to pay a tenner to get on the plane''
Will not fly out of knock again as it is basically a Barn.
Put kids in a dark tunnel, and then let adults reach in and grab the kids?
Can't imagine why they decided to stop doing that
I was in clare a couple of years ago and saw the same signs, except it was matchmaking and pony trekking. We said **** it let's see what the craic is, and it brought us to Willie daly the famous matchmaker in lisdoonvarna. Had a great chat with him about his life, rode a horse down a road and back. Myself and my now wife still talk about it (I had her with me already though, Willie daly only supplied the horse)
Any of the thousands of grottoes that blot the roadside, catholic kitsch at its finest.
Mass produced statues of the palest Middle Eastern woman ever installed in carbuncles of rocks and concrete.
Don’t forget the gardens that some house owners devote to the same cause with countless statues.
Long gone. Was also a bureau de change and a car hire place! (at the same time)
did you not go to the Tunnel of Goats? 😋
Ah lads....how could we have forgotten Achill Henge? Has to be a top contender...
:D :D :D ! That's why I love father Ted, it's a documentary !!
That’s a good call. And, unbelievably, a 4 star attraction. Having seemingly lost stars because some morons wrecked their cars in trying to drive right up to it
The weird ones installed in phone boxes. Our Lady of the Telephone Kiosk.
There was a mania for building these things in the 50s, the height of the Marian cult. Nothing screams "you're in holy Catholic Ireland now" more than the proliferation of these.
There's one over the road from us. Handy for giving directions but a bit of a stretch to call it a 'tourist attraction' tbh...
some reviews you see for places online are very father ted too.
The Turoe Stone is nice for a stone but kept in a shed. You can only be look at through a window.
Probably because some headers would chip bits off it or throw paint over it like they did to that stone at Tara. Nice things, we cant have unless behind security glass or in a garden shed.
Sadly you're right. Does come in clock form though if we really want to get close to it. :P
It’s no Long Stanton Spice Museum.
Is that you Alan?
The horizontal sword in Waterford. Carved from a tree. It's in a place called the Viking Quarter which according to the last Census most people living there aren't even from Europe never mind descended from vikings.
Bit of a Fr Ted comment there all right about the residents. I can see exactly how it fits in this thread.
It’s amusing how immigration angers and obsesses you.