Friday 2 December 2016

‘Did a drunken Irishman design this road?’ - New York Post takes pop at junction close to Rosslare Harbour

Published 13/04/2016 | 12:34

The New York Post is no fan of this particular piece of road.
The New York Post is no fan of this particular piece of road.

The New York Post is sure to get Irish tongues wagging with its description of a particularly chaotic road in Wexford.

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The news website shared a video of a junction close to Rosslare Harbour, which went viral in Ireland earlier this year, and described it as "one of the worst junctions ever built".

The popular new outlet titled the video 'Did a drunken Irishman design this road?’.

"For drivers in Ireland, going to Rosslare Harbour is a dangerous task. Whoever designed the entrance made some 'interesting' choices, leading to one of the worst junctions ever built," it read.

This junction is renowned for its lack of signage, with former art student Michael Fortune creating  the viral video that shows off the comic side to such a failure.

Fortune filmed this short video over a three-hour period in 2007 as part of an art project, but has only posted it on Facebook in January after numerous requests.

"One man told me, that he'd go down most evenings during the summer, to observe the craic with the cars as they rushed to get onto the ferry," Mr Fortune said.

"I spent 3 hours recording this and once I stuck Valerio's soundtrack underneath it that evening, I knew it was a winner.

To view the New York Post piece, click here.

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